We have a large E.L. population at our school. We have been using many E.L. strategies to help these students to succeed for years.
E.L. strategies are just really good best-practices.
One is the word wall. I realized that the word wall helps ALL STUDENTS.
Exert. Magnitude. Property. Left/Right, Contact. These are not the hard sciency words that our curriculum is filled with. Put up a word wall.
Below is a list of Strategies I was given by a former Colleague, Heather Marsh. Thank you Heather.
Look these over. They are common sense. It’s good to be reminded of good sense. I bet you will say, "I do that in my room"
Matrix of Strategies and Objectives Reading
· Whole Group Lesson
· Small Group Guided
· Self-Selected Writing
· Write Aloud
· Shared Writing
· Interactive Writing
· Language Experience
·Writing Workshop • Author's Chair
Word and Language Study
· Word Wall
·Vocabulary Lesson • Vocabulary Review
Oral Language Strategies
· Blow the Roof Off
· Tea Party
· Information Gap
·Mix/Match • Four-in-One
· Frayer Model Word Box
· ABC's ofIt All
· "Q" is for duck
·Vocabulary Foldable • Vocabulary Weave
· Expert Groups
· Rally Robin
Hope this helps,
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