English Language Learner Helpers – Visuals

This is a great post by Melissa with a few awesome ELL resources.

Adventures in Leading and Learning

imagesWe know people learn through different means…visual, auditory, kinesthetic, aural, logical, social and solitary…and one size doesn’t fit all, so why do we teach like it does?

Judie Haynes has spent much of her life teaching ELL students and has immense knowledge on the best ways to help and teach them in your classroom. On her website, www.everythingesl.net, she has an article titled, Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs which gives a brief overview of seven great strategies all classroom teachers could use in their classroom in order assist ELLs.

Using visuals in your classroom helps all students. They are able to connect your spoken words with the visual words or picture. Through seeing the picture or graphic representation they are able to connect the unknown English word to a word they know in their first language (L1). Using visuals will allow the student to learn English…

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