Presentation on theme: "Working with English Learners"— Presentation transcript:
Working with English Learners firstname.lastname@example.org
-English learners should have daily English language development lessons -Books in both the home language and English should be available on a daily basis. (use a checkout system, as a reward…)
Taken from: Bennett, C. (2011). Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice. Boston, Mass. Pearson Peregoy, S. and Boyle, O. (2013). Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL. (8 th ed.). Boston, Mass. Pearson
Eight Characteristics of Teachers who have attained high level of racial and cultural competence
-Are very comfortable with students -Engage students all the time -Have a personal positive connection with each student
-Have very high expectations for each student and follow through with them -Accept total responsibility for any students lack of success (persistence pays off) -Have a strong positive relationship with all the parents
- Constantly reflect on their practice & include others in the assessment of their practice - Develop and use culturally relevant lessons on a regular basis
-Students must experience academic success, including literacy, numeracy, and the technological, social and political skills they need to be active participants in a democracy. Self esteem accompanies genuine academic success. What does this mean?
-Students must develop and/or maintain cultural competence, and the students home culture becomes a vehicle for learning. What does this include?
-Students must develop a “critical conciousness” through which they may challenge social injustice. What might this look like?
During the lesson -Use visuals, gestures, pair/share -Assign a bilingual buddy to EL -Repeat & define key vocabulary
-During the lesson cont… -create a graphic organizer, writing or using pics of major concepts Examples: venn diagrams, clusters comic strips, charts, … - ask questions that are comprehensible for Els (watch sequence of questions, ask questions that require one-word answers…)
During the lesson cont… Review the major concepts at the end of the lesson. – encourage students to add a sentence using the vocabulary to their vocabulary journal
After the lesson -Modify the task for Els based on their English fluency Ex: instead of a paragraph, a sentence, or a pic and dication