Strategies for Teaching ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education


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Which of the following students can be considered a SIFE?

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1. What is a strategy to make the class environment inviting for SIFEs?

2. Mario is a SIFE in an ELL class and he has a lot of difficulty with reading tasks. Which approach should his ELL teacher take?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly determine how much you know about the way in which SIFEs are taught the English language using this quiz/worksheet assessment. You must have an understanding of teaching strategies used for SIFEs in order to successfully answer all questions in this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do well on this quiz if you can do the following:

  • Identify an example of a SIFE
  • Discuss a strategy used to make a class environment more inviting for SIFEs
  • Describe a strategy a teacher can use to help a SIFE overcome difficulty with reading tasks
  • Understand what a SIFE should learn of class content
  • Detail what an ELL teacher should do for a SIFE who associates some English words with Spanish words due to their similarity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what class content a SIFE at the third-grade level in the U.S. should learn
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who would be considered a SIFE based on examples
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about strategies for SIFEs that address reading difficulties and a struggle to disassociate identical or similar words in English and Spanish

Additional Learning

Gain a deeper understanding of this topic by using the lesson titled Strategies for Teaching ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education. You can get more information about:

  • How SIFEs are defined
  • What a teacher might do to decorate a classroom to make it more comfortable for SIFEs
  • What role prior knowledge can play in teaching SIFEs
  • Which type of skills the academic progress of SIFEs relies on