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Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What type of language is only encountered in the school setting?

Question 2 2. Which type of instruction is usually best for language acquisition?

Question 3 3. Why are sentence frames a good writing strategy for English Language Learners?

Question 4 4. How does a think-aloud help students with reading comprehension?

Question 5 5. The Massachusetts English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy Framework proposes an integrated model of literacy in order to ensure that students connect the following:

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Question 6 6. The WIDA standards for English learners integrate language for social and instructional purposes with academic language for _____.

Question 7 7. How should a Direct Instruction lecture be concluded?

Question 8 8. What type of visual information should be used during Direct Instruction?

Question 9 9. What is important to remember when working with students who are ELL?

Question 10 10. A beginning ELL student joins your class. Which of the following would benefit the student immediately?

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Question 11 11. To help ESL students understand American cultural, geographical, and historical references, you can activate students' _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a sentence frame?

Question 13 13. The use of a K-W-L (know, want to know, learned) chart:

Question 14 14. Guided practice can be used in:

Question 15 15. Which U.S. state was the first to adopt a bilingual education law?

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Question 16 16. The maintenance model of bilingual education aims to _____ students' development in both languages: English and their native tongue.

Question 17 17. How do ELLs typically learn?

Question 18 18. Why is it difficult for teachers to stick to one instructional style?

Question 19 19. What are some examples of elements that a student would keep track of when completing a story map?

Question 20 20. What skill does a Socratic seminar emphasize?

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Question 21 21. What is formal language learning?

Question 22 22. What kind of learning environment is most conducive to second language acquisition?

Question 23 23. Why do English language learning (ELL) teachers in Massachusetts need to be aware of the English Language Arts and Literacy Framework?

Question 24 24. In general, when is Direct Instruction NOT used with ESL students?

Question 25 25. When learning about the water cycle in science, which of the following would be the most beneficial to an ELL student?

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Question 26 26. What is an open sort vocabulary learning strategy?

Question 27 27. Scaffolding instruction allows teachers to:

Question 28 28. What is the goal of the transitional model of bilingual education?

Question 29 29. What is an advantage of adapting your instructional style?

Question 30 30. Why are student interviews ideal activities for introducing a new unit?

Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers Chapter Exam Instructions

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