Working with ELL Students. Acculturation & Strategies that work with ELs. As a Center Base School or Sheltered Classroom…. -What opportunities does this create for you as a teacher? -What concerns do you have? Talk with a partner - Sticky notes. Terms you will hear….
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Working with ELL Students
Acculturation & Strategies that work with ELs
As a Center Base School or Sheltered Classroom…
-What opportunities does this create for you as a teacher?
-What concerns do you have?
Talk with a partner - Sticky notes
Terms you will hear…
ELL - English Language Learner
LEP - Limited English Proficiency
ESL - English as a second language
ENL - English as a new language
TESOL - Teachers of English to speakers of other languages
& Secondary refugee students (no financial help)
What do I need to know to be effective with ELLs?
Understand as a speaker of English you have a PhD in English compared to your English Learners (ELs) - you have what your students need!
State Performance tests
5-7 years to attain
Asks for help
12,000 Receptive words
3-5 years to attain
Often quiet, not comfortable asking questions or asking for help.
7,000 Receptive words
2-3 years to attain
1,000 Receptive words
1-2 years to attain
Note: In America 6 years olds
know 6,000 to 24,000 when
learning to read English in 1st Grade.
per year without effort or organized instruction.
Tools: Responsive Classroom
Assume nothing - teach everything!
Build community! - Morning Meeting
Get to know your students!
Rules & Logical Consequences:
Self-control, Take a break, Buddy room, Loss of Privilege, You break it, you fix it.
OR – the chaos of moving…
The adaptation to a new
Culture: language, etc.
How we learn to interpret the world through caregivers:
language, beliefs, tastes, humor, behavior, etc.
THE BASICS OF BEING HUMAN
Things all are born with: Sensory abilities, linguistic wiring, genetic &
biological heritage, innate abilities, etc.
Ways we are less like people.
Ways we are more like people.
Lasts about 1 year
The better you
leave the better
The Transition Experience
Everyone goes through acculturation when they move – whether it is someone moving from the US to another country or from another country to the US!
Cycle of Culture Shock
-At First: Basic Needs.
-Later: More Complex problems.
The concept of things that particular people use as models of perceiving, relating, and interpreting their environment.
The process by which individuals perceive, relate to, and interpret their environment.
Therefore: Any effort to assess or provide
intervention with cognitive development
must be done within the cultural context.
help us to better understand & accommodate for the needs
created by these factors.
experience you have personally had as a new person in a
new culture: a new food you have tried, a lesson learned
the hard way, a wrong assumption you made, etc.
Four Types of Acculturation by Padilla & Berry
Resources Available to you!
• Your ELL student’s previous immersion teacher - feel free to e-mail!
SFSD ELL Instructional Coach
District Professional Dev - Oct. 12th