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ELL Instructional Practices for Indiana - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains lessons that explore such topics as inclusion models, the teaching of reading and speaking strategies, differentiated instruction and scaffolding. You will learn how to apply these various practices to develop a students' oral communication and literacy skills.
Some lessons focus on the instruction model and use of data to plan ELL instruction in Indiana schools. After you finish your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain aspects of the Response to Instruction Approach in Indiana
- Apply evidence-based instructional strategies in Indiana
- Define Sheltered English Immersion
- Describe ESL inclusion models and the benefits of inclusion
- Discuss differentiated and scaffolding instruction strategies
- Use data-driven grouping practices to facilitate language development in ELL students
- Create developmentally appropriate ELL curriculum
- Employ metacognitive strategies and strategies to teach reading, speaking and critical-thinking skills
These video and text lessons are taught by expert instructors in the field and are accessible 24/7 from any device. Print lesson transcripts to use as quick reference tools and use your Dashboard to mark your progress through the chapter. Short quizzes assess the depth of your knowledge about each topic addressed in these lessons.
1. The Response to Instruction Model in Indiana
What is RTI? Response to instruction is something you will hear often in becoming an educator. Check out this lesson for Indiana's model of RTI aimed at meeting the needs of all students.
2. Sheltered English Immersion: Definition, History & Impact
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) aims to teach ELL grade-level content standards while simultaneously enhancing students' English proficiency. In this lesson, learn about the history, impact and use of SEI in classrooms across the country.
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.
4. ESL Inclusion Models for the Classroom
In this lesson, you will learn about various types of inclusion models for the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, including examples of strategies for implementation.
5. Benefits of Inclusion for ESL Students
The language barrier presents clear challenges to English as a second language (ESL) students in school. This lesson describes how an inclusion setting benefits ESL students in acquiring language, content knowledge and social skills.
6. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners
There has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to become successful in the classroom. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
7. Scaffolding Strategies that Support Academic Language Proficiency
In this lesson, we'll explore scaffolding strategies to improve academic language proficiency for ELLs. We'll go over how to use their primary language in the classroom and contextualize language, as well as how to assess and reteach if needed.
8. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
9. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Choosing material that is both age and skill level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This article explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.
10. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources
Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.
11. 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.
12. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
13. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
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Other chapters within the Indiana Core Assessments English Learners: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Components of Language
- Teaching Components of Language for ELL
- Language Acquisition & Literacy Development in Indiana Classrooms
- Cultural Concepts for Indiana Classrooms
- Culturally Inclusive Teaching
- Teacher-to-Student Communication
- Teaching Diverse English Language Learners
- Scientific & Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction
- EL Instructional Resources
- Assessment of English Learners in Indiana
- Professional Knowledge & Growth for Indiana ESL Teachers
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL