Integrating what I have learned in this course into my teaching to make it more meaningful for ELL students
learning first hand about a diverse group of students
Integrating technology into my teaching to help to meet my ell students individual needs
making a difference!!
I am concerned that I will not
be able to keep the students engaged
in class. Higher student engagement has
been linked with better better student
outcomes (Voke, 2002).
I am concerned about
students becoming frustrated due
to lack of language ability and thereby withdrawing from school. Many ELL students do not have the academic language ability to “show what they know” in school. As a result they just give up on school and limit their future opportunities know (see Levien, 2009).
I am concerned that while
many ELL students are able to
engage in spoken English and get by
in society, they do not have the
academic English skills to be
successful in school.
I am concerned that I will not
be able to determine in advance
the manner that the instruction
should be delivered be delivered to
provide a lesson that comprehensible for all of the students.
Vary instructional method to meet the individual needs of each student (Guccione, n.d.)
Encourage higher order thinking by scaffolding questions during reading time, that encourage students to increase their level of thinking) (Biggar, n.d.)
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
Pre-teaching academic vocabulary and using sentence starters.
Increase opportunities for ELL students to participate by using the Response Protocol (valuation of students' response efforts and teacher scaffolding elaboration) (Mohr & Mohr, n.d.)
(( (click resource to access site)
Oxford Seminars ESL Teaching Resources in speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary. The site breaks down the
resources into five categories: lesson activities, lesson plans, classroom and teacher resources, theory and resources,
and other resources.
Resource for teachers and ELL students. Contains a variety of computer assisted learning activities such as: quizzes,
word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang, expressions, anagrams and a random sentence generator.
Resource for teachers. Includes content based lesson plans, activities and recommendations on classroom materials,
and discussion boards for working with ESL students.
Biggar, M. L. (n.d.). Story setup: Pre-reading strategies for comprehension. Colorín Colorado! Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L69QQiu0jng&feature=youtu.be
Guccione, L.M. (n.d.). Oral Language Development and ELLs: 5 Challenges and Solutions. Colorín Colorado! Retrieved from (http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/oral-language-development-and-ells-5-challenges-and-solutions).
Levien, R. (2009). Immersion. Media that matters. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Y0HAjLKYI&feature=youtu.be
Mohr, K.J., & Mohr, E.S. (2007, February). Extending english-language learners' classroom interactions using the response protocol. The Reading Teacher, 60(5), 440-450.
Voke, H, (2002). Motivating students to learn. Infobrief, 28. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/policy-priorities/feb02/num28/Motivating-Students-to-Learn.aspx
Special Thanks To:
Professor Kristina Robertson
her support and guidance
And of course
Lisa Baxter, Shirley Benlevi, Alice Cona, Fior Correa, Silvana Espinal, Yekaterina Ivanova, Deborah James, Emanuela La Rosa, Michele Lukelitch, Yashira Marrero, Sabina Miah, Jenna Olivieri, Shannon Ray, Cathryn Robertson Karen Schein, Kate Thompson, Tiffany Time, Christina Tracy, & Melissa Williams