Presentation on theme: "Making the Connections! Proven Strategies for ELLs"— Presentation transcript:
1Making the Connections! Proven Strategies for ELLs Cleveland County Schools2008Alisha Das, ESL Lead TeacherHarnett County Schools
2Making the Connections! Proven Strategies for ELLs We will…Better understand English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades 9-12…Take a walk in their shoes…Explore strategies and interventions that help accelerate…-acculturation-second language acquisition-academics
3Who are our ELLs? What the State Says… Score below Superior in at least one area of the IPT English Language Proficiency Test (L, S, R, W).New Determination: W-APT or ACCESSQualify for ESL Services.Remain LEP even if parents deny services.Qualify for State Test Accommodations and Classroom Modifications grades k-12.Must meet all high school requirements for graduation.Senior Project can be in student’s first language.
4Who are our LEP students? Important Questions! What is the LEP student’s proficiency level?How many years have they been in the U.S.?Should they be in my EOC class?
5Why are they different? Culture Stage Stage 4Honeymoon AcculturationStage 3LimboStage 2Culture Shock
6Why are they different? Culture Religious beliefs…Concepts about respect…Concepts of time…Concepts of education…
7Making the Connections Acculturation Strategies Involve parents…Welcoming environment…Peer tutors/helpers…Validate language and culture…Provide a multicultural environment for all…
8Why are they different? Second Language Acquisition Stages of Second Language AcquisitionCharacteristicsPre-production Stage1-3 months or more!Early Production3 months-1 year or more!Speech Emergence1-3 years or more!Intermediate Fluency5-7 years or more!
9Why are they different? Second Language Acquisition SyntaxOrder it…Frontal LobeOccipital LobeTemporal LobeSee it…Read it…Know it…Hear it…Discrete Language Skills
10Making the Connections Language Acquisition Strategies Know the developmental stages…Provide a stress-free climate…Be respectful of the silent period…Maximize exposure to natural communication…Routine…Concrete referents…
11Making the Connections! Provide Relevance and Genuine Purpose
12Making the Connections Accommodations and Modifications Modifications allowed by NCDPI…Oral retellRead AloudWord BanksHighlightingAvoid word problems and test on concepts insteadReduce the number of concepts introduced at any one time.Modifications Checklist for LEP Students in Regular Classrooms
13Making the Connections Accommodations and Modifications How do you feel about…Grading only the most important items?Allowing for oral assessment?Open-note/book tests?Grading on effort/progress/process?Allowing students to respond in their L1 occasionally?Grading written work and focusing on content, not grammar and spelling?Making a different test for LEP students?Using a portfolio or project to measure progress?Marcie Pachino/ESL 9-12, Durham County Schools
14Making the Connections Accommodations and Modifications When work is accommodated…Do you give it a “passing grade”?Do you give it an A if the student completes all/gets all answers correct?Do you place it in a portfolio?Discuss…
15Making the Connections! Proven Strategies Turn and Talk DrawThink-Pair-Share Point, ShowThink-Write-Pair-Share Explain in L1Four Corners! DemonstrateInside-Outside Circle ChooseGroup Roles 50/50Debate Phone a FriendPoll the Audience99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching ELLs with the SIOP Model
16Making the Connections! Proven Strategies Algebra IIn small group, determine the formula for…and present your findings to the group (EOC questions, textbook problem…)Novice/Intermediate Students can…Use their first language in group discussionsRehearse the presentation with help of teacher/studentsUse graphic organizer to stick to task, guide thinkingUse textbook, student notesYeah!!!!! What happened…what was the difference???Built backgroundComprehensible InputInteractionsStrategiesPracticeEtc…What was the reason for success? THE TEACHER!!!!!!
17Making the Connections! Resources for Math English/Spanish Math Glossary Download:Math Lessons with LEP Modifications/Accommodations:+DevelopmentWIDA English Proficiency Math Standards and Resources:
18Making the Connections! Resources for Science 9-12 Science Curriculum Units with LEP Modifications:Science Lessons with LEP Modifications/Accommodations:+DevelopmentWIDA English Proficiency Science Standards and Resources:
19Making the Connections! Resources for English Language Arts Graphic Novels for High School Literature:No Fear Shakespeare: Graphic NovelsMacbeth, Hamlet, and others…Go to: google.com, amazon.com, etc…English I, II Lessons with LEP Modifications/Accommodations:+DevelopmentWIDA English Proficiency English Standards and Resources:
20Making the Connections! Proven Strategies Non-linguistic Representation…Illustrations, symbols, logographs, actions, signs…27% overall gain36% greater gains than definitions from dictionary,or creating sentences with words…MarzanoCompare/ContrastDenialAbstract to Concrete!Go to transparency and do vvwa with evaporation…Explain that this one activity hits on all of the BB Features!!! Link to student, Link to past, Build Key Vocabulary
22Making the Connections! Proven Strategies Verbal Visual Word AssociationDivide paper/card into four parts...Write word…Illustrate…Write synonyms…List places experienced…Create a “cue” or action…
23Making the Connections! Proven Strategies On a sticky note/strip of paper, write a content word that is one of the following…Hard for students to understandHard for students to rememberYour favorite content word
24Making the Connections! Proven Strategies Verbal Visual Word AssociationDivide paper/card into four parts...Write word…Illustrate…Write synonyms…List places experienced…Create a “cue” or action…
25Making the Connections! Provide Relevance and Genuine Purpose RIGORRelevenceRelationship25___% Experience/Opportunity___% Intelligence+ ___% Self-esteem/Motivation100% Achievement25WARNING: There are fly-ins so that participants can guess what percent each category weighs in for Achievement…50Re: Donna Sawyer, Teacher On Loan, NC DPI
26Making the Connections! Provide Relevance and Genuine Purpose Dialogue Journal
34Making the Connections! Proven Strategies for ELLs Do we…Better understand English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades 9-12…Did we…Take a walk in their shoes…Explore strategies and interventions that help accelerate…-acculturation-second language acquisition-academics