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Helping The ELL Learner
Transcript of Helping The ELL Learner
By: Cara Weinberg & Jennifer Kacerek
What is an ELL?
Terms to Know
How did you feel during the first video?
What helped with your understanding in the second video?
How are they assessed?
Instruction for English Learners:
Interactive Word Walls
- ELL stands for English Language Learner
- Can be simultaneous bilingual: learning
two languages at once
- Can be sequential bilingual: learning
English as a second or additional language
- Majority of ELLs are born in U.S- not
ESL: English as a second language
ESOL: English to speakers of other languages
TESOL: Teachers of English to speakers of other languages
LEP: Limited English proficiency
- Provide information that beginning ELs can
-Link new information to students' background
-Determine key concepts for the unit, and define
language and content objectives for each lesson.
-Modify vocabulary instruction for ELs.
- Provides visual aids to assist in illustrating word meanings
-Conceptually organizes words for deeper understanding
-The use of the actual item or photograph supports ELLs to make quick connections to words
- Align word wall creation with lessons and allow for student participation to increase instructional potential
-Once the home language forms are returned, if
another language is indicated on the survey, the
W-APT test is administered.
Strategies to Differentiate
-Finding time to plan and sketch the concept
-Locate appropriate photographs to go
with the words.
-Making the word wall interactive for students
-Deciding when and how to rotate word walls
-Finding space to display word walls
The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning
English Learners by Debbie Zacarian and
-They are assessed in four domains, including
listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Use cooperative learning strategies
-Modify testing and homework for ELs
-Differentiate instruction for ELs with technology
-Teach thinking skills to ELs
- Isotope: atoms with the same number of protons, but differing numbers of neutrons
- Nucleus: the positively charged central core of an atom, consisting of protons and neutrons and containing nearly all its mass
-Electron cloud: the location of the electrons when they rotate around the nucleus
- Proton: subatomic particle with positive charge
-Neutron: subatomic particle with no charge
-Electron: subatomic particle with negative charge
Level 1 - Entering
Level 2 - Beginning
Level 3 - Developing
Level 4 - Expanding
Level 5 - Bridging
Level 6 - Reaching