Ch 3: Types of Accommodations for ELL Students

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll review strategies and tips for accommodating English Language Learner (ELL) students in different types of classes. These resources can help you adapt instruction, create lesson plans and modify your classroom for ELL learners.

Types of Accommodations for ELL Students - Chapter Summary

From making adaptations to lesson plans to creating effective learning environments, this chapter ensures your classroom can accommodate ELL students. You'll learn about ways to help these students master writing skills, grasp concepts in social studies and more. Each lesson contains detailed examples and suggestions that can help you to be a more effective educator for ELL students. Information you will find addressed in these lessons include:

  • Supplying writing support for ELL students
  • Making social studies more accessible to ELL students
  • Adapting lessons plans to facilitate learning for ELL students
  • Creating an effective classroom environment
  • Common ELL student accommodations

Prepared by experienced educators, each lesson presents detailed examples and tips that are effective and easy to implement in your classroom. These resources are available on a computer, laptop or mobile device, allowing for easy reference 24/7.

How It Helps

  • Addresses student success: Ensures that the ELL students in your classroom can understand material being presented.
  • Provides detailed examples: Makes it easy for you to implement effective strategies with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Focuses on reading and writing skills: Offers strategies for helping ELL students build strong written communication skills.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Modify lesson plans and adapt lessons to accommodate ELL students
  • Help ELL students develop strong writing skills
  • Adapt social studies instruction to meet the needs of ELL students
  • Make necessary changes to classroom environments to accommodate ELL students

15 Lessons in Chapter 3: Types of Accommodations for ELL Students
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ELL Accommodations for Lesson Plans

1. ELL Accommodations for Lesson Plans

In this lesson, teachers will learn some strategies for differentiating their lesson plans to provide accommodations to English language learner (ELL) students in content-area classes.

How to Adapt Lessons for English Language Learners

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Accommodations for ELL Students in Writing

5. Accommodations for ELL Students in Writing

In this lesson, teachers will learn about some specific accommodations that they can provide for English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classroom. These accommodations will help ELL students acquire the necessary language skills to successfully produce written work in English.

Modifications for ELL Students in Social Studies

6. Modifications for ELL Students in Social Studies

In this lesson, teachers will learn some strategies for accommodating English Language Learner (ELL) students in the content area of social studies. The lesson will discuss ways to modify instruction to target the learning needs of ELL students.

Environmental Modifications for English Language Learners

7. Environmental Modifications for English Language Learners

The environment, not just the content, must be carefully considered when teaching English language learners (ELLs). Read this lesson to learn about environmental modifications you can make to ensure language learning success for your ELLs.

Identifying & Teaching ELL Students with Learning Disabilities

8. Identifying & Teaching ELL Students with Learning Disabilities

English language learners without learning disabilities struggle because of language limitations. Those who have a learning disability struggle even more. This lesson discusses the identification and teaching approach as you walk through a practical example.

Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

9. Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

English Language Learners (ELLs) with special education needs cannot progress like average ELLs in developing English fluency. This lesson gives you some strategies with examples to assist ELLs with special needs.

Adaptations & Accommodations for ELL Students in Reading

10. 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.

Testing Accommodations for ESL Students

11. Testing Accommodations for ESL Students

In this lesson, teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) students will learn about providing accommodations for their students during testing. An overview of common accommodations will be included.

What is a Dual Label Student?

12. What is a Dual Label Student?

This lesson discusses the educational labels of Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and Gifted/Gifted and Talented Education. Learn about how students could be categorized with two labels and how teachers accommodate these students.

Modifications for ELL Students in Language Arts

13. Modifications for ELL Students in Language Arts

Looking for ways to help English language learners (ELLs) succeed in your classroom? In this lesson, you will learn about a variety of modifications for ELL students that can be used in language arts and examples of how to implement them.

Accommodations for ELL Students with Disabilities

14. Accommodations for ELL Students with Disabilities

English language learners (ELLs) face a challenge as they try to learn a new language. ELLs who have disabilities have an extra challenge to face. This lesson overviews the accommodations teachers can make for ELLs with disabilities.

Linguistic Accommodations for ELL Students

15. Linguistic Accommodations for ELL Students

Wondering how to support your ELL students while taking assessments? In this lesson, you will learn about different types of linguistic accommodations for ELL students and an explanation of what type of support they provide.

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