English language learners clipart
Shopping at the grocery store – english conversation
I wanted to expose my English Language Learners to the nature of the immune system and how scientists are actively finding new ways to help people combat disease when our school closed in mid-March.
My wish was multi-faceted. I wanted to help them understand the coronavirus and how viruses and bacteria spread across our bodies. But above all, I wanted to give them hope in their war against the coronavirus.
To introduce a new unit to my students, I usually build Anticipation Guides or conduct joint gallery walks. However, these types of background-building tasks are difficult to do outside of the classroom.
To complement the vocabulary and material provided in the video, I added “Points” with color pictures, diagrams, and clip art. These features allowed me to make the details in the video more understandable for my ELLs, resulting in both articles becoming easier to comprehend.
Prior to reading the Scholastic papers, all students were expected to complete this task. The video and accompanying questions triggered my ELLs’ prior knowledge, provided them with it if they didn’t have it, and piqued their interest in the subject.
Days of the week | easy english conversation practice | esl
Hello, everybody! It’s Bex from Reading and Writing Redhead, and she’s here to say hello! This summer, I was fully immersed in Sheltered English Immersion. Both non-English speaking students in Massachusetts must be enrolled in English-speaking classrooms (with a few exceptions). The majority of an ELL student’s day is spent in the classroom, even if ESL instruction is provided in a pull-out environment. Since the state recognized that we teachers needed to learn more about successful methods to address the needs of those English Language Learners, we were all forced to take a course or pass an SEI test. Since I’ve been thinking about SEI so much lately, I noticed that many of you have English-speaking students in your classroom, and it might be a good subject for a post!
So, if you’re new to this, you may want to start from the beginning and learn what SEI is. SEI stands for Sheltered English Instruction in Massachusetts. I know it’s called Formal English Immersion in other states and has slightly different characteristics, but I’ll tell you what I know. By no way am I an expert—if you want to learn more, I’ll provide some resources at the end—but if you want to learn more about teaching ELL students in your own state, look for resources at your school and on the website of your state’s Department of Education. Let us know what you discover in the comments section below.
Describing people | four videos in one | english speaking
Teaching early childhood and teaching English Language Learners are two of my greatest interests in life. As an ESL Pre-K instructor, I’ve had the good fortune of being able to work in both areas.
Teachers who are new to working with Second Language Learners sometimes ask me for assistance. One of the most common myths is that if you have non-English speaking students, you must pause and change everything you do. Nothing could be further from the fact.
As early childhood educators, almost everything we do in the classroom on a regular basis is structured to help students learn English. Below you’ll find information and suggestions to help you put your worries to rest and make your ESL students feel confident and at ease in their new environment.
I try to have a prop or puppet with me when we sing a song, for example, if we sing Five Green and Speckled Frogs, I try to have five frog props (stuffed animals or puppets) to assist my ESL students.
School conversation, school dialogue
An overview of several methods to consider using with English Language Learners, or ELL students, is given below. I’ll keep adding new ideas to this list as time goes by, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you know of any resources that have been useful to ELL students, please share them in the comments section below.
Read&Write is one of my favorite Chrome plugins, as I’ve described in previous blog posts. It includes a variety of resources, including text-to-speech, dictionaries, image dictionaries, translation, and more, all of which can be very helpful for anyone learning a new language.
The Read&Write extension is available in both a free and a paid version. The text-to-speech and translator resources are included in the free edition. By completing the Educator Upgrade Form, you can get the complete version for free as an educator.
Obtaining a condensed description of the content is another excellent way for students to comprehend text. An abridged version of a longer text can be created using a variety of resources. All of these resources will assist a student in getting the gist of an article before diving into the full text.