I am pretty sure I have asked this before, but here I am asking again. I teach social studies and most of my students are ELL's. Reading the chapters in the books are okay once in a while, but they really don't understand what they are reading. I normally use the information and create a powerpoint over the subject. What are some examples of other ways to introduce the subject? So many of my coworkers assign the reading for homework, but I know they don't read it. The few that are reading it, might not be comprehending what is being read. I want them to learn it. Powerpoints are great, but not for everday use. Any ideas?