At each grade, toward the end of a given level of English language proficiency, and with instructional support, English language learners will produce…
This standard requires ELL students to develop knowledge of English language to learn, use and reflect on concepts from the core content area such as mathematics, science and social studies .
To enhance academic achievement, teachers can: create a language-rich classroom; provide students with advance organizers; label everything in the classroom to build vocabulary and help students make connections to their native language; and have different media available for student use (books, magazines, newspapers, audio-tapes, video tapes, computer software) to address different learning styles and also help build connections.
To help students to use English in appropriate ways, teachers should teach what language is appropriate in what setting so students can determine when to speak and in what way (for example, formal speech or slang). Teachers should also recognize diversity and sameness in their classrooms, incorporate multicultural literature into the curriculum, and invite parents/family members to share their cultures and talents with the class. Students need to develop an understanding of and appreciation for others considering the diversity of society.
Develop activities that require students to use evidence and reasoning to support ideas, seek new and better solutions, focus on details to derive meaning; while having accommodations that will help students to organize their thoughts, develop critical thinking skills,
Incorporate positive seating Arrangements (such as round tables, quads or pairs) to encourage social interaction. Teachers can also try to structure opportunities for students to use English outside of the classroom. Cooperative learning encourages the use of language in a social manner. Positive social interaction can help students perceive the classroom as a comfortable and friendly place, where they will feel safe using their new language skills and where they may find intrinsic motivation for communicating in English.
Incorporate activities into lessons to encourage an appreciation for diversity among students. Develop ways to celebrate diversity of all students to: enrich learning; foster peer relationships; create respect for differences; create an understanding of other cultures; and instill a sense of belonging or membership