Practical Tips for Communicating in the Classroom

From a for communicating in the ELL classroom


Here is a condensed version of tips to help teachers who have ELL students. These tips come from the book, Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners.

  1. Restate complex sentences as smaller and simpler sentences
  2. No idioms
  3. Pause more
  4. Explain key vocab
  5. Use objects / visuals
  6. Graphic organizers / guided notes
  7. Time for discussion should be allowed to clarify

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