STRATEGIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNER

  SPED 425 CSUF Sp. 2016

LIST OF STRATEGIES FOR READING ENGLISH LEARNER

PREREADING

Teacher TalkMake it meaningful. Expand on prior knowledge. Sheltered Instruction/scaffolding.
Field TripsHands on.  Builds on students prior knowledge
SimulationsDirect experiences create opportunities for students to collaborate on learning tasks.
ExperimentsMetacognition, means thinking about thinking. (p 381 P&B)
Structured OverviewDiscussion of story overview
Preview GuidesAn overview of important ideas.  Webquests on curriculum topics, such as; civil war (p.385 P&B)
Anticipation GuidesStructure outline.  Why you want students to read a particular passage and what they will do with the information later (p.387 P&B)
GamesHave fun with a game related to the reading, or create a new game.

DURING READING

Monitor ComprehensionDid i find what I was looking for?” If students read a heading that says “The Three Causes of The Civil War.”  and if they only find 2 causes, they will need to re-read (p.392 P &B)
Vocabulary Strategies During Reading1.   Teacher to select words considered important to understanding a particular passage.  2. Create several sentences using the words to give students a chance to predict the meaning of new words in context.
Using Cluster To Develop Vocabularyhttp://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/vocabularycluster.html Place transparency page on overhead with omitted vocab words. Students guess missing vocab words.  (Helps student gain confidence in their guesses)
Jigsaw Procedure1. A segment of a learning task is assigned to each group member who then works to become an expert in that area. (p.106 P&B)2. Experts go back to their base & share expertise w/ their peers.
Learning LogsStudents write notes concerning a passage in a text, a formula, or an experiment, or a period of history.http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/pd/instr/strats/logs/ 
Differentiating Instruction for Content Area Readinghttp://curry.virginia.edu/go/clic/ Consider each students English proficiency and general literacy abilities.  Student writing samples.

POST READING

Semantic Analysis CATEGORIZE (EXAMPLE PETS)

LANDWATERWINGSLEGSFUR
DOG
CAT
HAMSTER
FISH
WATER

Government CHART (Example)

Type of Govern-mentElec-tionsFreedom# of LeadersPowersFree 2 Assem-bleFree SpeechOther
Monarchy
Demo-cracy
Dictator-ship
Oligarchy

VENN Diagram. Compare/Contrast

www.readthinkwrite.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/venn-diagram-circles-30006.html.

Word Cards, Word Walls, Read Alouds 

A rich multifaceted approach to vocabulary instruction works best.  Exposure to new words, oral and written in a variety of contexts across the curriculum provides an important base for word learning.

High frequency words along with academic content words that may occur less frequently but are crucial for learning science, math, history, literature, etc.  word cards, word wall, read alouds.

MAPPING of Teaching Vocabulary To English Learners

Act out words

 Preview before reading, 

Build on Prior knowledge,

 Set aside specific time for vocabulary teaching, 

provide frequent repetitive exposure, 

Teach basic words explicitly, 

Use first language when possible

(NOTE: The above mapping diagram flows out from Teaching Vocabulary To English Learners which will be in the middle, center square).

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