Ch 15: Selecting & Adapting Instructional Materials for ELL Students

About This Chapter

To study for an important test or finish a tough assignment, use this chapter on selecting and adapting instructional materials for ELL students. We've made the studying process enjoyable with these entertaining lessons.

Selecting & Adapting Instructional Materials for ELL Students - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we provide concise lessons on adapting and selecting instructional materials for English language learners. Topics include selecting culturally diverse texts, assessing reading materials and choosing grade-appropriate materials. You should be able to do the following once you finish these lessons:

  • Select grade-appropriate texts
  • Use strategies to assess reading materials
  • Choose culturally diverse texts for the classroom
  • Discuss instructional materials that support crosslinguistic transfer in ELL students
  • Adapt lessons and materials for ELL students
  • Detail some of the classroom accommodations available for English language learners

We've made these topics accessible and easy to understand with the learning materials included in this chapter. Use the multiple-choice quizzes and comprehensive chapter test to assess your understanding of how to choose and adapt ELL instruction materials. If you need assistance along the way, feel free to reach out to one of our instructors through the Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Selecting & Adapting Instructional Materials for ELL Students
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Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts

1. Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts

This lesson identifies three key aspects of a text to look at when choosing grade-appropriate readings for students. It also you gives tools and suggestions to use to find readings that will meet the needs of the variety of readers in a classroom setting.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

2. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

3. Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

In this lesson, we will learn about using children's literature in the classroom to make instruction more relatable to diverse student populations, as well as to broaden the perspectives of all students.

Instructional Materials That Support Crosslinguistic Transfer in ELL Students

4. Instructional Materials That Support Crosslinguistic Transfer in ELL Students

It can be challenging for teachers to effectively support all learners in a diverse classroom environment. In this lesson, you will learn about some basic practices and strategies for selecting, adapting, and designing effective instructional materials for ELL students.

How to Adapt Lessons for English Language Learners

5. How to Adapt Lessons for English Language Learners

When you're teaching English language learners (ELLs), it's sometimes necessary to adapt lessons to meet their needs. This lesson provides tips and techniques you can use to adapt lessons for ELLs.

Adapting Materials for English Language Learners

6. Adapting Materials for English Language Learners

When you choose the material you need for your ESL classes, you often find that the material does not exactly fit the needs of all your students. Luckily, there are ways to adapt and use such material, and this lesson tells you how to do it.

Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students

7. Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn various techniques for selecting appropriate instructional and testing accommodations for English Language Learners in the content-area classroom.

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