Engage ELLs in effective language learning and core content acquisition
English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing group of students in American schools today. These students must make language gains of almost two years per academic year to catch up with native English learners.
The Building English Language Skills with Technology guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to help your language learners succeed through the use of art tools, listening and speaking tools, and multiple methods of sharing finished their understanding and ideas.
In the Building English Language Skills with Technology guide you will explore:
- ideas for meaningful, language-rich projects that requires students to demonstrate academic concepts and improve fluency.
- how to help English Language Learners (ELLs) express their ideas and build vocabulary, throughout all sages of language acquisition.
The guide includes lesson plans where:
- students explore initial sounds through the creation of a classroom ABC book.
- students learn to write using alliteration and create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.
- students create visual vocabulary cards that not only define words but provide visual clues to the meaning of the term.
- students analyze verse and explore meaning by creating a visual poem.
- students illustrate and translate the meaning of an idiom to help others learn these examples of figurative language.
- students become familiar with mathematical terms and connect these words to the world around them.
The strategies and lessons in this guide explores new approaches to fluency through the use of creative technology tools.