English Language Learners. By: Margie Jackson and Catherine Magruder. What is ELL?. ELL stands for English Language Learners
By: Margie Jackson
The teacher will lead a discussion about a specific experience.
For example: In this approach, teachers say things like: Now let's write about our trip.We'll decide what we want to say and I'll write it down.How shall we start?Shall we start by telling where we went and how we got there?What should we tell about next?What was the first thing that happened when we got there?
Teachers use systematic and explicit instruction to develop students' phonemic awareness.
Effective teachers say things like: Watch how my lips press together when I say the /b/ sound in ban and berry.
Watch how my top teeth touch my bottom lip when I say the /v/ sound in van and very.Strategies and for teaching ELL students:
I'm writing a story about my friend Libby.I wrote the beginning of the title, My Friend...See if you can help me spell my friend's name: Libby. Listen to the first sound /l/. What letter is that?
Some reading comprehension techniques: Graphic organizers, Story structure, Question answering, Question generating, Monitoring Comprehension, Summarizing, Cooperative learning, etc.
Teachers use computer technology to support reading instruction.
Computer programs help ELL students develop reading skills using pictures, printed text, and audio text.
Also allows ELL students to control their own pace.