ELL Strategies Reviewed at Winter Conference Round Table
Sharing Successes: What Teachers are Saying That Works
January 15, 2010
Molli Sipe / Riki Sipe
Coming in Spring!
Bilingual / Multicultural Conference
April 21-23, 2010
Provide background- front loading before reading
Vocabulary: Pre-teaching: 500 Most Common Words, build into the routine of the class, teach purposely
Websites for support and activities
*Stand and Deliver:
A child from each classroom greets visitors/interrupters:
Summarizes the topic that the teacher is presenting
Repeats throughout the day- each time someone enters the room.
Students interview one another using the text.
*Linda Mood Bell:
Think about and describe an object or event
SIOP: key component – let the students know the objective, morning message, and did we meet the objective.
Translated GLEs into student friendly language- includes tracking for students to keep their GLEs in folders.
Website Can share with parents
SIOP: pre -statement of the objective
Don’t forget the pre-teaching, front loading, slow down and spend that time.
Involve people from diverse language communities, especially at the beginning of the year to transition new students who speak a language other than English.