ESL help!

Discussion in 'Middle School / Junior High' started by JMUteacher, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. JMUteacher

    JMUteacher Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2009

    I'm in my first year teaching and everything was pretty much going long very smoothly until now. I just received word (the bells about to ring in five minutes) that I'm receiving a student into my classroom with extremely limited english. I know I should run a diagnostic exam and such but if he can't read the word problems or problems how can I expect him to take it? So I guess how have all of you adopted students of limited english into your classroom with out he or she feeling like a total outsider?
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  4. TamiJ

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    I would try some SDAIE techniques. You can do a simple search and I am sure would get several results. Essentially, reinforce learning with visuals, have your ESL student partner up with someone else who can help, use cooperative learning. SDAIE techniques are actually great techniques for all students, not just EL students.
     

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