Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners


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

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1. What is an advantage of adapting your instructional style?

2. Which of the following is NOT a reason to adapt a lesson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multiple-choice questions in this quiz and worksheet cover the basics of adapting instruction for English language learners (ELLs). Assess your knowledge of teacher lectures and instructional style, the way ELLs learn and lesson and instructional adaptation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can test your understanding of the following:

  • Reason it can be difficult for a teacher to stick to one instructional style
  • Advantage of adapting an instructional style
  • Reasons to adapt lessons
  • Amount of time teachers should lecture during a lesson
  • How English language learners usually learn

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about adapting lessons and instructional style
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount of time a teacher should lecture during a lesson
  • Making connections - understand the concept of an instructional style and a reason why a teacher might struggle to stick to just one

Additional Learning

These assessments are accompanied by a lesson called Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners. Review this lesson at your convenience to study the following:

  • Basic steps involved in adapting an instructional style
  • What ELLs require more than other types of learners
  • How students signal that a lesson isn't getting through
  • Tips for adapting an instructional style based on a lesson being boring, too difficult or too easy