Ch 13: Instructing English Language Learners

About This Chapter

Re-familiarize yourself with strategies for instructing English language learners (ELL) with the help of this chapter. Understand the different ELL proficiency levels, scaffolding instruction, and research-based best practices for ELL development.

Instructing English Language Learners - Chapter Summary

With this chapter, improve your understanding of best practices for teaching English language learners (ELLs). Our experienced instructors give you tips and strategies for teaching reading, vocabulary and math to ELL students. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the different ELL proficiency levels
  • Analyze research-based best practices to promote ELL development
  • Describe scaffolding instruction for ELL students
  • Analyze the importance of culturally responsive teaching for ELL students

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7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Instructing English Language Learners
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What Are the ELL Proficiency Levels?

1. What Are the ELL Proficiency Levels?

This lesson describes the standard ELL proficiency levels and provides examples for each level. Additionally, the American State system and various internationally recognized systems are also discussed.

Research-Based Best Practices for Promoting ELL Development

2. Research-Based Best Practices for Promoting ELL Development

Are you struggling with promoting ELL development in your classroom? In this lesson, you'll learn about three researched-based best practices for promoting ELL development.

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

3. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom is on the rise, and teachers must have strategies for teaching these students. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to help them become successful in the classroom.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

4. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

5. 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 Math to ELL Students

6. Teaching Math to ELL Students

Teaching math to ELL students can be challenging but fun for any educator. This lesson provides information about English language learners, provides suggestions for the class environment, and offers new math-teaching strategies.

Culturally Responsive Teaching for ELL Students

7. Culturally Responsive Teaching for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of valuing and respecting students' cultural backgrounds as well as strategies for incorporating culturally relevant teaching into your classroom.

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