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Strategies to Support English Language Learners. Supports for Students and Teachers in Raising ELL Student Performance. Objectives and Approach. Objectives. Identify components of effective Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) programs

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Strategies to support english language learners

Strategies to Support English Language Learners

Supports for Students and Teachers in Raising ELL Student Performance


Objectives and approach
Objectives and Approach

  • Objectives

  • Identify components of effective Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) programs

  • Explore examples of effective interventions for English Language Learners

  • Approach

  • Synthesize academic research on effective school and classroom practices

  • Talk with administrators and teachers at schools regarding interventions for English Language Learners at their schools

  • Conduct site and classroom visits at schools around Massachusetts


Components of effective sheltered english immersion programs
Components of Effective Sheltered English Immersion Programs

Beginning of Year

Throughout Year

Intake

Gather up to date student information and assess all incoming students before entry to inform purposeful section assignment

Ongoing Teacher Improvement

Ongoing PD to build teacher skills in serving ELLs and teacher collaboration around data trends

Frequent Student Tracking

Monitor student progress through regular assessment cycles

  • Effective SEI Classrooms

  • Set time lines for entry to mainstream classes

  • Trained teachers to understand ELL needs

  • Frequent assessments to track student progress

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Additional small group instruction or individual tutoring during and after school

  • Summer programs to prevent learning loss


Components of effective sei instruction
Components of Effective SEI Instruction

Sources: Educational Leadership, “The Case for Structured English Immersion”; Center for Equal Opportunity, “The ABC’s of English Immersion A Teacher’s Guide”


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Effective Programs: KIPP Lynn Guided Reading

% First Language Not English (FLNE) Students at KIPP Lynn: 37.1

% ELL Students at KIPP: 1.1



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Effective Programs: Excel Academy DEAR

% FLNE Students at Excel: 50

% ELL Students at Excel: 4.2


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Effective Programs: Excel Academy Literacy Workshop



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Effective Programs: Edwards Academic League & Electives

% FLNE Students at Edwards: 48.2

% ELL Students at Edwards: 27.2



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Effective Programs: Rocketship (CA) Learning Lab/RTI

% ELL Students at Rocketship: 82