Sometimes it is easy to forget about the quiet student in the back corner of your classroom that has a little bit of English.  ELL students who have developed some oral proficiency in English may still need some support through accommodations in the classroom.

Accommodations for ELLs

Teachers must remember that it can take 5-7 years for ELL students to develop equivalent proficiency in English as their same language peers.  Therefore I find it important to keep a reminder in my planner of key ideas for how to accommodate my ELL students.  It is helpful when planning units or when I am working with other teachers on how to plan and accommodate ELL’s in the regular classroom.  It is a quick go to guide.