LANGUAGE: Challenges and Teaching Strategies for ELL Students

  • Published on
    15-Jan-2016

  • View
    98

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

LANGUAGE: Challenges and Teaching Strategies for ELL Students. Stephanie Paradis. Agenda. Read Aloud Language: What It Means to You? Presentation Group Activity How can we meet the academic needs of ELL students? Wrap-Up Questions/Comments Reflection. Meet Monica Thao!!!. Read Aloud - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Transcript

<ul><li><p>LANGUAGE:Challenges and Teaching Strategies for ELL Students</p><p>Stephanie Paradis</p></li><li><p>AgendaRead AloudLanguage: What It Means to You?PresentationGroup ActivityHow can we meet the academic needs of ELL students?Wrap-UpQuestions/CommentsReflection</p></li><li><p>Meet Monica Thao!!!Read Aloud I Am Proud to Be Bilingual</p></li><li><p>Think, Pair, ShareTHINK about what your language, languages, dialect, language variations mean to you. What does it say about you?PAIR off with a partner to discuss your thoughts.SHARE your findings with the class.</p></li><li><p>Challenges for ELL StudentsMastering a new languageLearning content- area material Social acceptance among peersAdjusting to a new culture without having to give up their own</p></li><li><p>What This Means for Teachers* Giving Students the Best Experience Possible *Resist Americanizing ELL studentsEducate YourselfAsk questions but avoid generalizingModel language learningVisit language classroomsLook beyond culture</p><p>Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. (n.d.) Giving your students the best experience possible. Retrieved from http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/giving-your-students-best-experience-possible</p></li><li><p>Additional Challenges for ELLsEnglish language learners receive lower gradesJudged by their teachers to have lower academic abilitiesScore below their classmates on standardized tests of reading and math </p></li><li><p>What This Means For Teachers</p><p>Teachers and administrators must draw from a range of research-based strategies, pedagogy, and instruction to support English language learners in building language proficiency.</p><p>Focus on Effectiveness: Current Education Challenges. (2005). English language learners. Retrieved from http://www.netc.org/focus/challenges/ell.php</p></li><li><p>ImplementationDevelop reading skillsWork from strengthsConnect with students families and culturesUse engaging instructionVary assessment strategies</p><p>Focus on Effectiveness: Current Education Challenges. (2005). English language learners. Retrieved from http://www.netc.org/focus/challenges/ell.php</p></li><li><p>Group Activity</p><p>4 Members per Group</p><p>Remember to build off of each others strengths and incorporate your own experiences with language!!!</p></li><li><p>Your Task (10 mins.)What are ways you can meet the needs of ELL students and enable success throughDaily Classroom Assignments (in any content area)Assessments (in any content area)Standardized Tests/MCAS Preparation (ELA and Math)</p></li><li><p>Daily Classroom AssignmentsAssign a buddyRepeat directions and check for understandingTeach key words along with visual aidesRead and reread aloudUtilize available resourcesTechnology (computers, calculators)</p></li><li><p>AssessmentsVaried, such as including hands-on activities and experiments Provide directions in their own language or orally and allow use of a translation dictionaryAvoid the use of jargon or unnecessary complex sentence construction Extended amount of time with frequent breaks</p></li><li><p>Standardized Tests/MCASGive language learners many opportunities to read and write in meaningful contextsPractice communicating complex ideasIntegrate technology to support writing instruction and motivate students to use written language to communicateDirect instruction on how to use calculators, dictionaries, thesaurusesHelp students recognize patterns and learn test-taking skills</p></li><li><p>To ConcludeReflection</p><p>How can your language benefit your teaching?</p></li><li><p>ReferencesFocus on Effectiveness: Current Education Challenges. (2005). English language learners. Retrieved from http://www.netc.org/focus/challenges/ell.php</p><p>Shore, K. (2005). Success for ESL students. Scholastic. Retrieved from http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/ article.jsp?id=4336</p><p>Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. (n.d.) Giving your students the best experience possible. Retrieved from http://www.tolerance.org/ supplement/giving-your-students-best-experience-possible</p></li></ul>

Recommended

View more >