Ch 7: Differentiated Instruction for ELL Learners

About This Chapter

The short lessons in this chapter can help you to differentiate instruction for your ELL students. These lessons can strengthen your instructional methods and enhance your student learning outcomes in a short period of time.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Learners - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter explores different ways educators can differentiate their instruction to address the learning needs of their ELL students. The chapter includes short lessons you can use to strengthen your understanding of differentiated instruction techniques and help make necessary accommodations for your students. The lessons also explore ways to improve your students' literacy skills and help them become successful readers.

These teaching resources are a great way to improve your curriculum, lessons and overall effectiveness as an educator of ELL students. If you develop questions about the lesson materials, be sure to submit them to our experts. All lessons and other resources in this chapter are available 24/7, using any computer or mobile device with Internet access.

How It Helps

  • Offers instructional strategies: The lessons ensure you understand the basics of differentiated instruction and provide strategies you can use improve your teaching methods.
  • Strengthens curriculum and lessons: As you learn more about ways to address the unique learning needs of your ELL students, you can make necessary adjustments to your curriculum and lessons.
  • Improves learning outcomes: The more you make adjustments to accommodate your ELL students, the more you will meet their individual needs and enhance their learning outcomes.

Skills Covered

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define differentiated instruction and discuss different ways a classroom can be differentiated
  • Differentiate your instruction in a manner that can keep students engaged at all grade levels
  • Make classroom accommodations and differentiate instruction for your ELL students
  • Adapt lessons and materials to meet the needs of your English language learners
  • Utilize accommodations to help ELL students become successful readers
  • Incorporate reading strategies for ESL students into your instruction

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Differentiated Instruction for ELL Learners
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Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

1. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Differentiating Instruction to Engage Students of All Levels

2. Differentiating Instruction to Engage Students of All Levels

Differentiation is a tool teachers can use to help all students succeed and using instructional strategies to engage students on every level. This lesson explains how to make sure all students have opportunities to be challenged and engaged.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

3. Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn strategies for differentiating your instruction for English Language Learners in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students

4. Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn various techniques for selecting appropriate instructional and testing accommodations for English Language Learners in the content-area classroom.

How to Adapt Lessons for English Language Learners

5. How to Adapt Lessons for English Language Learners

When you're teaching English language learners (ELLs), it's sometimes necessary to adapt lessons to meet their needs. This lesson provides tips and techniques you can use to adapt lessons for ELLs.

Adapting Materials for English Language Learners

6. Adapting Materials for English Language Learners

When you choose the material you need for your ESL classes, you often find that the material does not exactly fit the needs of all your students. Luckily, there are ways to adapt and use such material, and this lesson tells you how to do it.

Adaptations & Accommodations for ELL Students in Reading

7. Adaptations & Accommodations for ELL Students in Reading

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for adapting materials and providing accommodations to English Language Learner (ELL) students. The lesson discusses classroom accommodations and text adaptations.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

8. Teaching ELL Students to Read

There has been an increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.

Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

9. Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

Reading strategies help improve student literacy, but which strategies are appropriate for English as a second language (ESL) students? How can teachers incorporate reading strategies into their instruction to improve ESL students' literacy skills? Keep reading to find out.

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