To offer more extensive instruction concerning the teaching of ELLs
, teacher preparation programs in North Carolina could design and offer multiple courses designed to prepare educators for effective ELL
We wanted ELLs
to learn English, and also to help English speakers to learn another language in order to break down barriers between families," says Kobayashi.
Finally, by having a separate academic support unit for ELL
learners, we provide a sense of "safe space" for these students.
Oxiana noticed that maintaining consistent reading groups rather than frequently changing student groupings helped one seemingly shy ELL
become a more active participant who began volunteering answers and helping her peers.
19) The ELL
population is thus highly concentrated.
students will be struggling with the dual process of acquiring English and complex content.
Patti Kerrigan: Volume, tone, and body language have an impact on teaching ELLs
as well as some cultural traditions: both of these can have an effect on the outcome of a lesson.
In addition, Riedel (2007) found that DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency and comprehension were more strongly correlated in ELL
students than in non-ELL
students, but because of the small size of the ELL
sample in his study, further investigation was needed.
Because students in my SEI course are undergraduates without an internship component to their coursework, opportunities for them to "experience" working with an ELL
, or to even observe in an SEI classroom while they are taking the course, are limited.
and is even more salient in contexts such as Indiana, where the ELL
K-12 student population has increased by 408% since 1990 (Indiana Department of Education, 2010).
2005), with overrepresentation noted in the SLD and SLI categories and in districts with large ELL
McLaughlin, 1992), and ineffectual core courses yield low inclusion competence and low levels of ELL
sensitivity, leading to premature assumptions and blinders with respect to the assets that ELLs
bring to the learning of all children (Pappamihiel, 2004).