How do I know if my students are “getting it?” What are practices I should be putting in place for my MLLs/ELLs to help further answer this question? Common prompts like “Any questions?” or “Does everybody understand?” are often the default for checking student understanding, but these prompts offer little linguistic support to help our MLLs/ELLs fully engage to “show what they know.” In this workshop, we’ll explore more linguistically accessible and effective checks for understanding (CFUs) to help teachers gather real-time data about what their students, including their MLLs/ELLs, know and can do to then help adjust their lessons according to student need.
By attending this workshop, participants will:
- Learn and explore strategies for collecting data to understand what depth of academic support their MLLs/ELLs need
- Gain ideas for how to engage MLLs/ELLs effectively in academic content
- Knowledge of when and how to include accessible checks for understanding throughout instruction
Facilitator: Debby Romero