Helping ELLs Meet High Standards
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This presentation, centered around the Gettysburg Address, provides an overview of general techniques for providing English language learners (ELLs) with a content preview. Methods include: the use of guiding questions; building background knowledge; bootstrapping on L1 knowledge and skills; pre-teaching academic and domain-specific vocabulary; and instruction in word learning strategies.
This presentation provides background on need, related standards, and case study application of techniques for preparing ELLs to read content area materials.