How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students


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For ESL students, the most critical part of instruction in any classroom is:

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1. Word walls are:

2. Scaffolding vocabulary instruction means:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your knowledge of various components for instruction of ESL students. To pass this quiz, you will need to be familiar with several different methods in order to accommodate different learning styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool will test your knowledge of:

  • The most critical part of instruction in the classroom
  • How a word wall can serve students
  • The meaning of scaffolding

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as sheltered instruction and scaffolding
  • Making connections - use understanding of vocabulary's integral importance to learning
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding word walls
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about addressing different levels of students at once

Additional Learning

To learn more about ways to introduce new vocabulary to ESL students, read through the lesson called How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students. The lesson covers various teaching ideas, including:

  • Building background knowledge
  • Personal vocabulary books
  • Word clusters
  • Mind maps