Are you meeting the needs of ELLs in your class? This can be a challenging question to answer. Language barriers can make it challenging to communicate with students and assess whether they understand class content and instruction. In this post I have provided a 10 point checklist based off of the information on pages 17-21 of the BC Government document English Language Learners: A Guide for Classroom Teachers. The checklist includes a range of strategies and areas to be aware of in your planning for ELLs whether you are teaching only ELLs, or other subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, PE, Drama or any other subject. Although this checklist does not account for all the variables of teaching ELLs, it is a place to start. Reflecting on your planning and the checklist can also provide clues to where to start researching for strategies. Attached is the checklist are post-lesson reflective questions, feel free to print and use them in your planning.
*To view the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s English Language Learning: Policy, Guidelines and Resources click here.
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