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Classroom Resources for ESL Teachers - Chapter Summary
Explore resources you can use in the classroom to improve your effectiveness as an ESL teacher. This chapter provide ideas for teaching supplies and decoration ideas that can enhance your instruction and create an environment conducive to ESL and ELL learning. You'll also find a comprehensive overview of technology, visual aids and graphic organizers you can use for student engagement.
Navigate this chapter in any order you desire, and visit these resources as many times as needed. Feel free to access these classroom resource ideas any time before or after school, during your planning period or even throughout the school day.
How It Helps
- Targets English language learners: All classroom resources in this chapter are geared toward providing quality learning opportunities for your ESL and ELL students.
- Updates instructional methods: Use the lessons to ensure you're updated on the latest supplies, technology, organizers and other resources that can enhance your instruction.
- Improves the classroom setting: Benefit from decoration ideas that make the classroom feel comfortable and inviting for English language learners.
Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:
- Acquire teaching supplies that target your ESL students
- Teach your ESL students using graphic organizers
- Design your classroom with decorations geared toward English language learners
- Utilize visual aids designed to help ELL students
- Identify technology you can use with your students
- Discuss the benefits of technology in the ESL classroom
- Develop an ESL high school syllabus
- Help ESL students create science experiments
1. ESL High School Syllabus Example
This lesson will provide a sample syllabus that high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers could distribute to students to provide them with essential course information.
2. ESL Teaching Supplies
In this lesson, teachers of English Language Learner (ESL) students will learn about different teaching materials that can help to enhance their instruction and prepare them for a successful school year.
3. Direct Instruction for English Language Learners
Direct instruction, in which teachers lecture or demonstrate content directly to the class, is an important educational tool. In this lesson, teachers will learn how and when to use direct instruction with ESL (English as a second language) students.
4. Physical Education & English Language Learners
In this lesson, physical education teachers will learn strategies for promoting English language learner (ELL) student understanding in physical education class. Then, check your understanding with the quiz questions.
5. Using Graphic Organizers to Teach ESL
Graphic organizers are visual tools used in the classroom to represent content material. This lesson identifies the different types of graphic organizers and ways to implement them effectively with ESL students.
6. ESL Classroom Decoration Ideas
This classroom decoration set of ideas provides you with a guide on using images and text in a way that will be appealing to students. The decoration ideas aim at getting your students engaged into the English language.
7. ESL Podcasts for Beginners
The abundance and availability of podcasts make them a great learning tool. This lesson includes a list of podcasts for English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom use with tips on how teachers can use them.
8. Using Visual Aids with ELL Students
In this lesson, teachers will learn about the strategy of using visual aids in the classroom to help accommodate English Language Learner (ELL) students. This lesson will highlight some specific types of visual aids that teachers can consider using during their instruction.
9. Benefits of Using Technology in the ESL Classroom
Technology is ubiquitous in the modern classroom. This lesson addresses how teachers can take advantage of the benefits of technology in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom.
10. Technology for ESL Students in the Classroom
Technology enables English language learners to use, practice, and perfect their English in engaging and effective ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss some easy ways to implement technology in the ESL classroom.
11. Tips & Strategies for ESL Kindergarten Classroom Management
Struggling to keep your kindergarten ESL classroom under control? This lesson may be able to help. We will go over some ideas and strategies aimed at maintaining a cooperative and structured ESL kindergarten class.
12. Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms
In this lesson, teachers will learn how to use instructional strategies to support all students. These strategies will meet the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in mainstream content classrooms.
13. Effective ESL Classroom Management: Techniques & Strategies
To create an effective learning environment for your ESL students, you first need to establish classroom management. This lesson covers techniques you can use to successfully manage your ESL class.
14. ESL Pull-Out Model: Definition & Strategies
In this lesson, teachers will learn about the English as a Second Language (ESL) pull-out model of instruction. The lesson offers strategies for working with ESL students in a small-group, pull-out setting.
15. ESL Push-In Programs: Definition & Instruction
In this lesson, teachers will learn about the push-in method of instruction for ESL students. The lesson will define the strategy and provide different approaches.
16. ESL Co-Teaching Models
Co-teaching has become a common method of instruction for schools with English as a second language (ESL) students. In this lesson, teachers of ESL students will learn about different models of co-teaching.
17. Common Core Standards & ESL
How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) affect students in English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms? This lesson answers this question and overviews programs and supports for ESL teachers to help their ESL students meet the CCSS.
18. Grouping Structures & Techniques for ESL Students
In this lesson, you will learn different ways to set up groups of English as a Second Language (ESL) students in the classroom. You will also discover which types of groups are best for different purposes.
19. ESL Inclusion Models for the Classroom
In this lesson, you'll learn about various types of inclusion models for the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, including examples of strategies for implementation.
20. Code Switching in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will examine code switching: what it is, how we use it, and how we can practice using it in the classroom in order to reach out to students and speak their language.
21. ESL Project Ideas for Beginners
One of the exciting aspects of learning a new language is the ability to work on projects. This lesson provides teachers with projects intended for beginner ESL (English as a second language) students.
22. ESL Group Project Ideas
As ESL (English as a Second Language) students improve their language skills, they should also work on increasing their research and presentation abilities. This lesson provides teachers with ESL group projects designed to help students learn English.
23. ESL Immersion vs. Submersion: Models & Approaches
This lesson describes immersion and submersion as models for teaching English as a second language. It compares and contrasts the key concepts and characteristics of each approach.
24. Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies for English Language Learners
One of the great advantages ELLs (English language learners) have is the ability to seek out a classmate for help. In this lesson, teachers will learn about peer-assisted learning strategies specially designed for use in an ELL classroom.
25. Explanation Writing Activities
Are you teaching writing to ESL students? You are probably working on a variety of skills. These activities give students practice in explanatory writing in the form of step by step instructions, excuse notes, and activity invitations.
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