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ELL Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present ELL instructional strategies in this informative collection of lessons. As you review this chapter, you'll study the role of the ELL teacher and interdisciplinary and disciplinary approaches to ELL. Additional topics include SDAIE instruction strategies and other approaches for teaching ELL students. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Understand how student-centered learning can be used in ELL classrooms
- Explain comprehensible input and differentiated instruction for ELL students
- Adapt lessons and materials for ELL students
- Create thematic units for ELL students
- Help your ELL students understand subject matter concepts
- Detail how life and career applications are related to language
- Monitor student progress using feedback loops and questioning
Because these lessons are self-paced, you can go back and review any of the material as many times as needed. Use the short quizzes and chapter tests as test prep exercises. You can study these informative learning tools any time that's convenient for you on your mobile device or computer. Our instructors are available to offer their help if you require assistance.
1. The Roles of ELL Teachers in the Instructional Process
Teachers of English language learners (ELLs) are often required to fill a variety of roles. This lesson outlines some of these roles and provides tips and advice on how to effectively fill them.
2. Disciplinary & Interdisciplinary Approaches to ELL
In this lesson, you will learn about various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to help your English Language Learners develop content knowledge and language acquisition.
3. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
4. SDAIE Strategies for Teaching
SDAIE, or specially designed academic instruction in English, can be a challenging strategy for teachers to develop. In this lesson, we will look at strategies for teachers to help foster visual and cooperative learning in SDAIE classrooms.
5. Student-Centered Learning in ELL Classrooms
Crafting an appropriate yet challenging classroom environment can be daunting, but it is possible. This lesson outlines strategies teachers can use to create a student-centered learning environment in English Language Learner (ELL) classrooms.
6. Comprehensible Input for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn about using comprehensible input, or how to present information in a way that is easier for ELL students to understand.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Thematic Units for ELL Students
In this lesson, you'll explore how implementing thematic units can help your ELL students build both content knowledge and progress through the language domains of reading, speaking, listening, and writing.
11. Teaching Subject Matter Concepts to ELL Students
Teaching ELL students involves its own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to subject matter concepts. This lesson outlines how teachers can utilize a variety of tools to effectively teach English as a new language (ENL) students.
12. Using Questioning & Feedback Loops to Monitor Student Progress
Providing students with feedback is an important part of the instructional process. This lesson shows how to use questioning to gauge student understanding and learning during a lesson.
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Other chapters within the ILTS English as a New Language (125): Practice & Study Guide course
- Linguistics for Second Language Learners
- Language Acquisition Overview
- Learning Theory, Styles & Development
- ELL Teaching & Learning Theories
- Developing Inclusive Learning Environments
- Teaching Students with Diverse Needs
- Illinois Learning Standards
- Curriculum Development Overview for ELL Teaching
- Student Motivation & Engagement
- Classroom & Group Management
- Classroom Communication Techniques
- Using Technology for Teaching ELL
- Types of ELL Student Assessment
- Analyzing & Interpreting ELL Student Assessment
- ELL Teachers as Student Advocates
- School Collaboration & Community Building for ELL Teachers
- Professional Development & Reflective Practice
- ILTS English as a New Language Flashcards