Ch 4: Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers

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Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, you'll review instructional approaches for ESL teachers in Massachusetts. Our lessons cover different bilingual education program models, as well as the difference between informal and formal language with regards to language acquisition. Other topics include direct instruction for ELL students and some successful intervention strategies and best practices for English language learners. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Understand differentiated instruction for ELL students
  • Use cooperative learning strategies with ESL students
  • Successfully teach ESL students in mainstream classroom
  • Teach English language learners using scaffolding instruction
  • Adapt your instruction specifically for ELL students
  • Detail WIDA standards
  • Correctly use MA curriculum for ELA when teaching ESL

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11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers
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Models of Bilingual Education Programs

1. Models of Bilingual Education Programs

Bilingual education has been around in the U.S. for hundreds of years, and today it is even more important and prevalent than ever. In this lesson, we'll provide an overview of various bilingual education program models used in schools today.

Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition

2. Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition

English language learners learn formally, through instruction, or informally. Which is best? This lesson identifies the differences between the two and discusses the benefits of each to help you understand best practices for language development.

Direct Instruction for English Language Learners

3. Direct Instruction for English Language Learners

Direct instruction, in which teachers lecture or demonstrate content directly to the class, is an important educational tool. In this lesson, teachers will learn how and when to use direct instruction with ESL (English as a second language) students.

ELL Interventions, Strategies & Best Practices

4. ELL Interventions, Strategies & Best Practices

As a teacher of English language learners (ELL), you're responsible for meeting your students' social, emotional, and educational needs in the classroom. In this lesson, we'll explore interventions, strategies, and best practices to meet these needs.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

5. 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.

Cooperative Learning Strategies with ESL Students

6. Cooperative Learning Strategies with ESL Students

In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for incorporating cooperative learning into your lesson plans for English as a Second Language students. Strategies for writing, reading, speaking, and listening will be covered.

Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms

7. Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms

In this lesson, teachers will learn how to use instructional strategies to support all students. These strategies will meet the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in mainstream content classrooms.

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

8. 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.

Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners

9. Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) face a variety of language challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. This lesson examines how teachers can adapt their instructional approaches to specifically meet the need of ELLs.

What Are WIDA Standards?

10. What Are WIDA Standards?

WIDA standards are designed to help measure the academic progress of English language learners. Keep reading for more information on these standards and how they are used in the classroom.

Using the MA Curriculum Framework for ELA in ESL Classrooms

11. Using the MA Curriculum Framework for ELA in ESL Classrooms

This lesson explores how teachers in Massachusetts who instruct English learners plan their instruction around specific language arts standards. You have a practical example that illustrates how the instruction planning works.

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