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Photography, Class Discussion, 8 March 2007, Easten Law, Flickr CC

English Language Learners often have difficulty contributing to class discussions. Discover ways to help. [...] »

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Use this strategy to help students discover historic actors—the people, objects, and motivations that create history. [...] »

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Help English learners understand basic concepts with this interactive tool from Stanford University. [...] »

Photo, English club First meeting Dover Library, Sept. 13, 2010, RTLibrary

Build your students' language skills and historical understanding by using English Language Development (ELD) learning goals in your lesson plans. [...] »

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Paraphrasing and summarizing exercises help ELL students improve at analyzing challenging text and understanding what they read. Suggested teaching strategies bring these exercises into the classroom. [...] »

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Using primary source images to help English Language Learners build interest and understanding. [...] »

A shift in writing is required, often using new language tools, when making claims about historical events. [...] »

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Use the three P’s (Preparation, Purpose, and Proficiency) to provide feedback on ELL student writing. [...] »

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Graphic organizers are helpful for students with limited English proficiency. [...] »

 
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