Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students


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What is a think-aloud?

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1. A _____ is one way to activate students' prior knowledge.

2. Students can stay focused on the text by doing what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet addresses your knowledge of ways teachers can help ESL students with reading. You'll review your understanding of common strategies teachers can employ and how they help.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers a review of what you know about:

  • Understanding think-aloud
  • Ways to activate students' prior knowledge
  • How to help students stay focused on a text
  • The benefit of allowing ESL students to collaborate with their peers during reading instruction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what a think-aloud is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of strategies to help students stay focused on a text to answer a question about it
  • Making connections - use understanding of graphic organizers and how they can impact a reading lesson

Additional Learning

You can take a deeper dive into this topic with the accompanying lesson, Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students. This lesson highlights more detail about:

  • Ways to teach think-alouds
  • Examples of graphics in the graphic organizer
  • The challenges of cultural text and how to address them
  • How using a comic strip may help
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