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HELLping ELL students
Transcript of HELLping ELL students
the road to becoming a better teacher
hELLping in the classroom
Primary language or language used at home ≠ English, and
Require additional support to develop their individual potential within BC curriculum*
* English Language Learners Policy Framework, Ministry of Education, 1998
ELL students are
a grasp of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes specific to various subjects.
a better command of the English language.
an ability to interact with others and function within the social environment of the school.
Appropriate Forms of Instruction & Assessment
aim for greater understanding, not obscurity
give students time to rehearse information or instructions orally
scaffold and guide students on how to read comprehensively using the right tools (pre-reading, pre-reading questions, locating key words, building a vocabulary notebook, follow-up questions)
directed reading activities:
support rather than stigmatize students' use of their native language
build a supportive environment:
Social Inclusion in the Mainstream Classroom
Principles of Learning
that apply to ELL students
Learning requires the
of the student.
People learn in a
variety of ways
at different rates
Learning is an
provide opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate knowledge in their own way
create a safe and respectful environment in your classroom by teaching and modeling the value of differences between people
Parental Involvement & Teacher Training
BC Ministry of Education:
Creative Commons Images:
- socially and academically
- school, home and student
Cassandra Chan, Christine Yeung, Kano Yajima, Mitra Mirshafie
EPSE 317 Unit 3 Project:
currently, BC does not recognize ELL courses as creditable language courses - this is an exemplary case of social exclusion