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This will be my 2nd year teaching, still in 4th grade but this year it's ESL. I only teach math, science, and social studies. Any suggestions on modifications I should make for them?


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There are several things
Old 08-03-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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but first you want to assess their English level. Most likely you will have students on various language levels from beginning to advanced. I am attaching a modifications checklist and an example of a modified summary of one lesson in my SS text. I use lots of pictures, collaborative activities, differntiation, etc. I have come to learn that teaching ESL is really no different from teaching any other struggling student. A lot of the strategies are very similiar.
When modifying just keep in mind that you need to keep the language as simple as needed but keep the content expectations high.
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Thank you so much!! That helps A LOT!
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