Teachers with a New Emergent Bilingual, EB, Student
Help with Your New EL Student
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|How can I help my new English language learner?|
Start here for district specific information. Presentation was created by the ELL team for the classroom teacher using the book, The 6 Principles of Examplary Teaching of English Langauge Learners by Short, Becker, & Cloud.
|How can I help my new English language learner?|
|Differentiating Instruction: A Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners|
As you watch the video you may think the suggestions will not work for you in your particular setting. You are the professonal and know your class. The key is to take what you see here and build off of it, to make it work for you and your classroom.
|Differentiating Instruction: It’s Not as Hard as You Think|
"To some educators, it conjures visions of having to create a different lesson for every student in the room, and long nights of planning and grading," says veteran teacher and writer Larry Ferlazzo in a new explainer video for Education Week. "That insanity is not what differentation is all about."
|For Teachers Who Need Help With Their New Emergent Bilinguals|
Here is a place to start finding some basic information on helping that English learning student. Taken from The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Language Learners.
|Advice for Teachers of Newcomers|
Encyclopedia of everything ESL.
|Can Do Descriptors|
The Can Do Descriptors highlight what language learners can do at various stages of language development. These can help you differentiate instruction and classroom assessment and understand ACCESS for EB test scores.
Empowering ELLs* (English language learners) is a resource center for English as an Additional Language (EAL*) educators who want to empower their ELs (English learners) to achieve English proficiency, develop thinking skills, and possess effective social skills.
On this site, you will find articles related to English language instruction supported by research and field-tested in my classroom and in those of content teachers with whom I work. If I do not use it in my class, then I do not write about it, unless there is a guest blogger.
Modifiable form that allows teachers to add students and simplifies expectation and choose appropriate modifications/accommodations for thier EL level.
33 Accommodations For Your Emergent Bilingual Students
1. Provide oral tests
2. Provide highlighted texts, material, etc.
3. Use VISUAL AIDS
4. Provide additional instruction.
5. Extend time for assignment completion
6. Shorten assignments
7. Utilize assignment notebooks and prompts
8. Teach in small group
9. Provide MANIPULATIVES
10. Allow PEER TEACHING
11. Reduce paper/pencil tasks
12. Provide review and drill as needed
13. Seat in front of class
14. Reduce auditory and visual distraction
15. Create VOCABULARY CARD FILE
16. READ to student
17. Help student LOCATE KEY WORDS and IMPORTANT FACTS
18. Permit the use of bilingual dictionaries and electronic translators for tests and classwork.
19. Provide photocopied notes or outlines
20. Provide summaries
21. Provide page number when student needs to answer questions from text
22. Color code questions and related text.
23. Substitute HANDS ON ACTIVITIES for written texts
24. Provide bonus projects
25. Provide homework and reading assignments in advance to a bilingual peer helper or translator helper
26. Use a appropriate teacher made test instead of a book test
27. Substitute reading assignments that are appropriate to reading levels(leveled readers)
28. Use ELL materials PROVIDED IN DISTRICT 186 READING SERIES
29. Use group work for assessment
30. Give shorter tests more often rather than chapter tests
31. Provide for individual testing
32. Disregard spelling errors, allow for correction before grading
33.Give ALTERNATIVE homework or assignments suitable for English proficiency
Illinois Policies, Procedures, WIDA Standards, Can Do Descriptors
ELP Standards are designed as a curriculum and instruction planning tool. They help educators determine children's ELP levels and how to appropriately challenge them to reach higher levels.
How the classroom and ELL teacher can differentiate instruction for English language learners.
This site offer an online multicultural repository of children's literature. Books from around the world from many cultures in many languages.
Reading Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals
This site is a sister site to Colorin Colorado and has resources on helping students become successful readers. It has a page dedicated to English Language Learning and offers resources for teachers and parents as well as interesting articles and videos.
The good news about teaching reading to English language learners (ELLs) is that you don't have to learn an entirely new method. You can and should use what you already know to be effective, research-based reading instruction.
Differentiation of reading instruction.
This website is dedicated to providing audio versions of common high school novels to students. It provides two reading speeds for various learners. It also has test prep and grammar lessons.
This site offers the same text at different levels; however, the articles are not leveled by Lexile. Instead, these articles are simply leveled 1, 2, and 3. We suggest you preview these articles before using them to make sure meaning is not lost in the most simple levels.
This site offers articles about current events that are written at 4-5 different Lexile levels. Teachers can choose an article and all students can participate in the reading and learning, even though they may be at different reading levels.
This site allows ELL students (or teachers of ELLs) to simply copy text from a reading, test/quiz, or just about anything by copy and pasting the text into the site. For adapting and modifying resources you already have. Statement from site:
"Rewordify.com helps people read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Teachers use it to save time and increase learning from any English text.
Just paste in a difficult English sentence, paragraph, or more (or enter a web page URL) and click the button. You'll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding now. No dictionary needed! Plus, the easier version is specially highlighted to help build vocabulary."
Teachers may choose to attach this along with their substitute plans.
Teachers may use these translated phrases to attach to important school paperwork.
This article will provide practical suggestions on how busy mainstream and ESL teachers can accommodate ELLs in assessments in ESL and mainstream classrooms. Simple strategies will be described for modifying existing tests for ELLs, preparing Ells to take tests and incorporating other forms of assessments to determine student progress.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an online math dictionary for students which explains over 955 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language with definitions, detailed visual examples, and online practice links for some entries.
Links to spelling instruction.
"Lanternfish ESL is maintained by a group of ESL teachers in Asia and North America. Our aim is to bring printable quality resources to teachers and parents."
Here are some tips on providing effective vocabulary instruction for your English language learners.
KinderSay is a free online video website to help your ELL student learn English! Practice over 500 words!
Links to vocabulary instruction.