Supports For English Language Learners!

Supports for English language learners

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Supports For English Language Learners! Door Mind Map: Supports For English Language Learners!

1. Use Different Grouping Strategies!

1.1. Examples: 1. Try pairs for writing stories and practicing oral presentations. 2. Create small teams to research recent immigrant groups' culture and language.

2. Create Learning Activities That Promote Success In Reading And Writing!

2.1. Examples:1. Have weekly individual conferences with younger students and record their retelling of a story. Let students edit and revise the dictation and read it to a partner. 2. Do interactive journals with older students- collect each week and write back.

3. Provide Native Language Supports!

3.1. Examples: 1. Learn and use as much of the students' language as possible- if they can learn, so can you. 2. Find internet translation sources and local native speaking volunteers. 3. Bring native language magazines and books into the classroom.

4. Involve Family & Community Members!

4.1. Examples: 1. Bring in storytellers, local business owners, artists, craftspeople. 2. Create a Welcome Centre for your class.

5. Give Students Plenty Of Time To Practise And Get Careful, Targeted Corrections!

5.1. Examples: 1. Point out privately what is correct, almost correct, and wrong in written work. 2. Be sensitive about public oral corrections and build on what is correct, but do not accept clearly incorrect answers.

6. Connect Teaching To Relevant Knowledge From Students' Lives!

6.1. Examples: 1. Ask students to survey family members about favourite films- use film characters to discuss elements of literature- plot, point of view, etc. 2. Have students create construction firms and plan projects to learn math concepts.

7. Hold High Expectations For All Students, And Communicate Expectations Clearly!

7.1. Examples: 1. Keep scrapbooks of previous students who have gone on to careers or college. 2. Don't accept mediocre work. 3. Be a model of respect for diversity and an enemy of bigotry.

8. Actively Involve Learners!

8.1. Examples: 1. Use timelines in history compared to personal timelines based on family history. 2. Do projects in science based on animals or farming for rural students.