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Diversity in ESL Students - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors present topics related to ESL student diversity. The brief lessons can help you review ways to teach special populations of ELL students with unique learning needs. After completing this chapter, you should understand how to:
- Identify learning disabilities in your ELL students and teach them accordingly
- Assess English language learners for special education
- Use specific instructional strategies to teach ELL students with special needs
- Teach gifted ELL students using proven strategies
Feel free to work at your own pace and review this material as many times as you need. Our professional instructors have designed these lessons and quizzes to make it easy for you to study for an exam, finish a homework assignment or just catch up after missed class time. You can access these learning tools on your mobile device or computer at any time that works for you.
1. Teaching Special Populations of ELL Students
As a teacher of English language learners, you may have students in your classroom who have some special characteristics, such as newcomers. This lesson provides you with a guide for working with these students.
2. Identifying & Teaching ELL Students with Learning Disabilities
English language learners without learning disabilities struggle because of language limitations. Those who have a learning disability struggle even more. This lesson discusses the identification and teaching approach as you walk through a practical example.
3. Assessing ELL Students for Special Education
Teachers of English Language Learners face unique challenges in identifying students who require special education services. This lesson describes a process for fair and accurate identification of English Language Learners with special needs.
4. Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs
English Language Learners (ELLs) with special education needs cannot progress like average ELLs in developing English fluency. This lesson gives you some strategies with examples to assist ELLs with special needs.
5. Strategies for Teaching Gifted ELL Students
Teaching gifted students can be rewarding, but it can also pose unique challenges. In this lesson, teachers are provided strategies and methods specifically designed for use when teaching gifted ELLs (English Language Learners).
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Other chapters within the MTEL English as a Second Language (54): Practice & Study Guide course
- The Foundation of Language
- Principles of Language Acquisition & Development for ESL
- Influences on Language Development for ESL Students
- Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers
- Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students
- Reading Development & Skills
- Reading Instruction for ESL Students
- Writing Instruction for ESL Students
- Content Area Learning for ESL Students
- Assessments for ESL Students
- Timed Essay Writing
- MTEL English as a Second Language Flashcards