English learners sometimes struggle with their English language development, and their lack of grade-level literacy begins to truly affect their understanding of content as they progress through upper grades. When English learners need extra support to acquire foundational skills, teachers need to devise effective instructional practices to support their language and literacy development as well as align instruction to grade-level content. Research has shown that frequent, small-group instruction to target areas of need can produce significant gains in student achievement. In this workshop, we will explore how to incorporate small-group instructional strategies in general education classes to effectively support the language and literacy development of English learners.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with…
- An understanding of the general learning needs of multilingual learners/English language learners (MLLs/ELLs) and how to support the development of fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension using small-group instruction.
- The knowledge of how to incorporate content instruction with the development of language and literacy for MLLs/ELLs and make content comprehensible to MLLs/ELLs.
Presenter: Maria Dove