About This Chapter
Interactive Learning for ELL Students - Chapter Summary
These informative video and text lessons cover interactive learning as it's used for ELL students. Topics in this chapter include an overview of interactive learning, the tools used to facilitate it and how it's used specifically for English language learner students. Our video and text lessons are short, mobile friendly and written by professional instructors, so you can have the utmost confidence in what you're learning.
How It Helps
- Covers different methods: As a part of your study, you'll review different strategies, activities and methods to encourage interactive learning and classroom participation from your ELL students.
- Provides quizzes: Test your understanding before moving on or solidify your comprehension by taking the multiple-choice quiz that follows each lesson.
- Gives you flexibility: Refresh your understanding or learn something new whenever it works best for you by accessing these lessons and quizzes from anywhere, anytime.
After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Use interactive learning tools in the classroom
- Define multisensory learning
- Explain research-based learning strategies
- Discuss strategies to encourage student participation
- Engage ELL students using the think aloud strategy
- List uses for an interactive notebook
- Understand how graphic novels can be used to teach ELL students
1. What is Interactive Learning? - Overview & Tools
Interactive learning is a hands-on approach to help students become more engaged and retain more material. With or without a form of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
2. Multisensory Learning: Definition & Theories
Today's classrooms are home to learners who are diverse in many key ways, including ability and learning style. As a teacher, you need to be prepared to address student needs at many different levels. An understanding of multisensory learning is key when teaching learners of all ages.
3. Research Based Learning Strategies
Learning strategies help students organize their thinking and be successful learners. Sounds simple, but there's a little more to it than following a recipe for instruction. Read on to learn about important research and how this directs instructional practices.
4. Encouraging Student Participation in the Classroom
Both teachers and students learn from active student participation in the classroom, yet many students are reluctant to raise hands or speak up. This lesson discusses why this happens and outlines a range of ideas to increase student participation.
5. Using the Think Aloud Strategy with ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn about using the think aloud strategy with your English language learner (ELL) students. The lesson will cover benefits of the strategy as well as different methods for incorporating it into your classroom.
6. Interactive Notebook Rubric Examples
Back in the day, the teacher wrote notes on the board and we dutifully copied them into our notebooks. Interaction? No thank you. These days, we like students to be creative, independent and critical thinkers. Using interactive notebooks allows children to record the information they need and express their understandings in unique ways.
7. Graphic Novels for ELL Students
In this lesson, teachers will learn about the strategy of using graphic novels with English Language Learner (ELL) students of all ages. The lesson discusses why graphic novels are appropriate instructional tools and offers strategies for using them.
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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
- Understanding Multiple Intelligences
- Differentiated Instruction for ELL Learners
- Visual Aids & Technology for ELL Students
- Formal Language & Social Context for ELL Students
- English Language Development for ELL Students
- Assessment for ELL Students