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1 Homework and Practice Chapter 8 Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners By Jane D. Hill and Kathleen M. Flynn

2 Why Homework? Homework allows students to practice, review, and apply knowledge Homework allows students to practice, review, and apply knowledge It is an effective way to extend learning beyond the school day It is an effective way to extend learning beyond the school day

3 General Homework Guidelines for ELLs Provide students with concrete, nonlinguistic examples such as photographs, real objects, visual organizers, graphics, demonstrations, notes, or outlines Provide students with concrete, nonlinguistic examples such as photographs, real objects, visual organizers, graphics, demonstrations, notes, or outlines Give students opportunities to ask questions and discuss assignments orally Give students opportunities to ask questions and discuss assignments orally Provide native language support when possible (bilingual tutors, instructions, or materials) Provide native language support when possible (bilingual tutors, instructions, or materials)

4 More Homework Guidelines for ELLs Provide a method for peer support with homework Provide a method for peer support with homework Give students modified or additional instructions Give students modified or additional instructions Teach students learning strategies and tips they can use at home Teach students learning strategies and tips they can use at home

5 How Much Homework? Amount of homework should increase as the students progress from elementary to high school. Amount of homework should increase as the students progress from elementary to high school. Tell students that homework is based on their level, and it should take “X” amount of time to complete (example) Tell students that homework is based on their level, and it should take “X” amount of time to complete (example)

6 Parental Involvement All parents can help by providing the place, time, and resources for their child to do homework All parents can help by providing the place, time, and resources for their child to do homework Special issue with ELL’s parents: many do not understand the language of the assignment Special issue with ELL’s parents: many do not understand the language of the assignment Encourage parents to use their native language when providing homework support and literacy development Encourage parents to use their native language when providing homework support and literacy development

7 The Purpose of Homework Make sure students know the purpose of the homework assignment: Make sure students know the purpose of the homework assignment: to practice/elaborate on information they have already learned, or to prepare to learn new information

8 Feedback on Homework Important for student learning processes Important for student learning processes Does not always have to be feedback from the teacher Does not always have to be feedback from the teacher Peer feedback is also helpful Peer feedback is also helpful

9 Homework Policy Inform students and parents about the purpose Inform students and parents about the purpose Estimate amount of work students will receive and time they should spend Estimate amount of work students will receive and time they should spend Discuss consequences for not completing homework Discuss consequences for not completing homework Suggest ways parents can help Suggest ways parents can help

10 Adapting Homework Feedback to Different Language Levels Level 1: a peer helping with word selection (vocab) Level 1: a peer helping with word selection (vocab) Level 2: classmates model correct grammar Level 2: classmates model correct grammar Level 3: classmates model and explain how to expand or combine sentences or other processes Level 3: classmates model and explain how to expand or combine sentences or other processes Level 4-5: share their ideas with other students, using academic English Level 4-5: share their ideas with other students, using academic English

11 Other Tips for Adapting Homework Level 1: find examples of items at home or draw pictures of items studied, draw and label parts of something, any other word selection/vocabulary activities Level 1: find examples of items at home or draw pictures of items studied, draw and label parts of something, any other word selection/vocabulary activities Level 2: also practice with words, but expand a bit to include adjectives, more elaboration on ideas Level 2: also practice with words, but expand a bit to include adjectives, more elaboration on ideas Level 3-5: Combine written explanations with graphics as appropriate Level 3-5: Combine written explanations with graphics as appropriate

12 Practice All of the above recommendations also apply to classroom practice All of the above recommendations also apply to classroom practice English-dominant students need to practice a new skill at least 24 times to achieve 80% proficiency… English-dominant students need to practice a new skill at least 24 times to achieve 80% proficiency… So ELLs will need even more focused practice to master the same skills So ELLs will need even more focused practice to master the same skills

13 Practice Tips If students are learning a complex skill or process, design practice opportunities to focus on only one of the more difficult steps or aspects If students are learning a complex skill or process, design practice opportunities to focus on only one of the more difficult steps or aspects Think-alouds will help ELLs to understand the conceptual basis for skills and processes Think-alouds will help ELLs to understand the conceptual basis for skills and processes

14 ILPs (Individual Learning Plans) The ILP classroom accommodations that correlate to these strategies are: Assign LEP level-appropriate assignments, homework, and assessments (modify length, allow extra time, alternate assignment, etc) Assign LEP level-appropriate assignments, homework, and assessments (modify length, allow extra time, alternate assignment, etc) Provide assignment instructions and other important information in both written and oral formats Provide assignment instructions and other important information in both written and oral formats Assign a “buddy” to assist the student Assign a “buddy” to assist the student Allow use of supplementary materials in the student’s native language when available Allow use of supplementary materials in the student’s native language when available

15 For more information, please use Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, available in your school ’ s professional library. For more information, please use Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, available in your school ’ s professional library. If you have questions related to this presentation, please contact: If you have questions related to this presentation, please contact: Matt Walsh – Director of Curriculum and Professional Development Kelly Sumner – High School ENL teacher Casey Sutton – Middle School ENL teacher Adam Guthrie – Elementary School ENL teacher Lauren Davis – Elementary School ENL assistant


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