Helping ELLs Meet High Standards

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.

Content Comments 

This presentation provides background on need, related standards, and case study application of techniques for preparing ELLs to read content area materials.