Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students


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One strategy that may help English learners is to _____.

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1. When are graphic organizers useful in teaching ELLs?

2. Why should you use sentence starters with ELLs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to assess what you have learned about teaching vocabulary to ELL students. Information that you will be evaluated on includes teaching strategies and specific parts of language, such as idioms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your ability to:

  • Identify strategies for teaching English vocabulary
  • Point out an example of an idiom
  • Know how to handle learning slang
  • Recall prefixes and suffixes
  • Recognize examples of realia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teaching vocabulary to ELL students
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding teaching strategies and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as slang and idioms

Additional Learning

For further information about how vocabulary should be taught to ELL students, read the associated lesson called Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of natural acquisition and how language is learned
  • Define cognates
  • Review the use of graphic organizers
  • Examine how to group vocabulary