About This Chapter
English Language Development for ELL Students - Chapter Summary
In this short chapter is an in-depth examination of English language development for ELL students. Take a look at the engaging lessons to gain greater insight into English Language Development (ELD) programs and common challenges faced by English language learners. Also, you can explore ways to teach grammar and speaking skills to ESL students.
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How It Helps
- Defines important concepts: This chapter offers definitions and descriptions of important concepts related to English language development in ELL instruction.
- Describes ELL student challenges and solutions: Lessons examine challenges ELL students can face when developing English skills as well as modifications you can make to create a supportive learning environment.
- Offers teaching strategies: The teaching strategies covered in this chapter give you useful tools you can use to help improve your students' grammar and speaking skills.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe English language development instruction and how it benefits students
- List and discuss the key components of an English language development program
- Modify your classroom to accommodate your ELL students
- Utilize strategies that can help you teach grammar to your ESL students
- Discuss spelling challenges commonly faced by ESL students
- Identify and utilize methods for teaching speaking skills to your ELL students
- Explain how oral language can impact a student's reading development
1. English Language Development Instruction & Its Benefits
How do educators help English language learners become fluent in English? In this lesson, we'll examine one method, English language development instruction, including how it differs from sheltered instruction and what its benefits are.
2. Characteristics of Effective English Language Development Programs
English Language Development (ELD) programming serves as an essential component of increasingly diverse modern school systems. This lesson takes a close look at the critical aspects and characteristics of a clearly articulated ELD program within the context of the United States.
3. Environmental Modifications for English Language Learners
The environment, not just the content, must be carefully considered when teaching English language learners (ELLs). Read this lesson to learn about environmental modifications you can make to ensure language learning success for your ELLs.
4. Teaching Grammar to ESL Students
Teaching grammar ESL Students is vastly different from teaching grammar to English speaking students. This lesson will provide tips for effective grammar instruction that will meet the needs for both.
5. Common ESL Spelling Challenges
Learning to speak, listen, read, and write in English can certainly be a challenge. This lesson addresses some of the specific spelling challenges often facing English language learners.
6. 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.
7. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development
Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the Teaching Reading to English Language Learners course
- Language Acquisition & ELL Students
- Prior & Background Knowledge for ELL Students
- Cooperative Learning for ELL Students
- Vocabulary Development & Instruction for ELL Students
- Interactive Learning for ELL Students
- Understanding Multiple Intelligences
- Differentiated Instruction for ELL Learners
- Visual Aids & Technology for ELL Students
- Formal Language & Social Context for ELL Students
- Assessment for ELL Students