ELL Court Cases


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Choose the best definition for English language learners.

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1. What is the Lau plan?

2. What was the first U.S. Supreme Court case that impacted English language learners?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you gauge your knowledge of ELL court cases. Concepts like the Lau Plan and what 'English Language Learner' means are some of the things the quiz will ask you about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of:

  • A Supreme Court case that impacted ELLs
  • The meaning of ELL
  • Purpose of the Lau Plan
  • Court's decision in Meyer v. Nebraska

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on ESL court rulings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the school district in Mendez vs. Westminister was doing before the court's decision
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to define who an English Language Learner is and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

ELL Court Cases is a lesson that can help you review more about Supreme Court cases involving school districts and English Language Learners. Some topics covered by the lesson are listed below:

  • The number of languages that ELLs can speak
  • Outcome of Mendez v. Westminister
  • Benefits of the Lau Plan for ELLs
  • What 'assimilation' means