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English Language Learners

Writing A-Z provides supports for teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) with push-in, pull-out programs, bilingual teachers, dual-language teachers, and reading specialists.

The sections of the ELL Lesson Guide correspond to the parts in the Process Writing lesson plans (pre-teaching, preview the samples, prewrite, and so on). Each section includes a chart that lists specific tips to use with each language acquisition level during the teaching of a particular part of the Process Writing lesson plan.

ELL Guide

How To Use This Guide

  • The sections of this ELL Lesson Guide correspond to the parts in the Process Writing lesson plans (pre-teaching, preview the samples, prewrite, and so on)
  • Each section includes a chart that lists specific tips to use with each level of ELLs during the teaching of a particular part of the Process Writing lesson plan
  • Each section lists ELL objectives that apply to all ELL levels within a particular part of the Process Writing lesson plan
  • This ELL Lesson Guide can be used with all Process Writing lesson plans

Important Notes

With all ELLs, it is important to articulate each word as it is spoken, emphasizing inflections. Animated gestures, models, visual images, and simplified instructions will aid comprehension. Remember that ELLs are simultaneously learning both the content and the language of what you teach.

All ELLs will benefit from working with other language learners and native speakers of English. As needed, students should receive support until they are completely fluent in academic English

You will find many strategies in this guide that can be used effectively with all students to promote active engagement.