Ch 8: Reading Instruction for ESL Students

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Reading Instruction for ESL Students - Chapter Summary

Our helpful chapter outlines reading instruction for ESL students. In these lessons, you'll review some of the ways language can influence reading for English language learners and reading adaptations and accommodations that need to be made for ELL students. After you review this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Teach phonics to ESL students
  • Help your ELL student understand vocabulary
  • Understand strategies for teaching ELL students to read, including guided reading strategies
  • Provide your ESL students with helpful reading comprehension exercises
  • Teach your ESL students using pre- and post-reading activities

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9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Reading Instruction for ESL Students
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How Language Influences Reading for ELL Students

1. How Language Influences Reading for ELL Students

Learn about first language literacy effect on reading in a second language. Similarities and differences are taken into account to describe positive and negative influence. Also, find out what factors predict second language reading development.

Adaptations & Accommodations for ELL Students in Reading

2. Adaptations & Accommodations for ELL Students in Reading

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for adapting materials and providing accommodations to English Language Learner (ELL) students. The lesson discusses classroom accommodations and text adaptations.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

3. Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

Learning phonics will help your ESL students improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, especially with new words. In this lesson, we will discuss some ideas to teach phonics to students of various ages and linguistic levels.

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.

Guided Reading Strategies for ESL Students

6. Guided Reading Strategies for ESL Students

In this lesson, we will explore a teaching method known as guided reading and discuss how you can use it to help your ESL students become independent readers.

ESL Reading Comprehension Exercises

7. ESL Reading Comprehension Exercises

Here is a quick list of fun activities to increase reading comprehension for K-12 students who are learning English as a second language (ESL)! These may be modified according to age and English language ability level.

Pre-Reading Activities for ESL Students

8. Pre-Reading Activities for ESL Students

The work you do with students before they start reading a particular text can make a big difference in how they experience that text. This lesson offers some pre-reading activities that are especially useful for ESL students.

Post-Reading Activities for ESL Students

9. Post-Reading Activities for ESL Students

This lesson will discuss the importance of post-reading strategies for English as a second language (ESL) students. The lesson will focus on different strategies you can use during instruction.

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