Essay about Who Are English Language Learner Students?

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Who Are English Language Learner Students? The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) uses the acronym Limited English Proficient (LEP) and labels an English-Language Learner (ELL) as an individual who “is between the ages of 3 to 21 years, has enrolled or is preparing to enroll in elementary or secondary school, was not born in the United State or English is not the native language, comes from a background in which the English language has had a considerable impact on an individual’s English Language Proficiency, comes from an environment where English is not the individuals primary language and has had prior or previous difficulties in speaking, writing, reading, or understanding the English language that has denied the individual the ability to …show more content…
Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and action research studies have been conducted on these strategies. Due to the increase of ELLs entering classrooms each year, teachers will at one point in their careers have ELLs to teach. Teachers need to be educated on what strategies are most effective in teaching ELLs (Fishkin, 2010).
Throughout this EDPS 635: “Curriculum Development and Classroom Management” course, I have found that Building Vocabulary and Background Knowledge of English-Language Learner’s to be a crucial aspect in the academic achieved and social growth achievement process of these specific students. I feel that the information presented has enlightened me and provided many wonderful opportunities on how to teach and deal with the issues these students who are considered to be English-Language Learners during to my classroom. Below I have provided my personal feedback on this particular topic and the benefits of this strategy.
*Strategy 1: Building Vocabulary and Background Knowledge*
This is one strategy that has been proven to be valuable is building vocabulary and background knowledge when working with ELLs who have a limited vocabulary, and some have limited background knowledge as well. They may not have had the experiences that other regular education students have had; therefore, they do not share the same background knowledge. Building vocabulary is a key component in learning language and comprehending text while reading. Vocabulary

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