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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
The videos have convenient timeline tags so you can jump right to specific topics. You can request help from our subject matter experts and keep track of your progress by using the Dashboard. Be sure to complete the self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to make sure you fully understand the concepts presented.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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