Diversity and Inclusion in English Language Classrooms
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This paper examines how almost every teacher in America is faced with the challenge of teaching English language learners (ELL) due to the cultural diversity of this country. It discusses how it is important for all teachers to be aware of the many strategies that can be used in the classroom to help their ELL students learn not only the English language but also the rest of the academic subjects being taught to the rest of the students. The paper concludes that teaching every student successfully is vital to the future of America since today's students are tomorrows working adults.
From the Paper:"The strategy of using pre-instructional activities such as graphic organizers, semantic webbing, and mapping can be used effectively to help ELL students understand what they are learning. Before starting a reading assignment it is helpful to graph or map the information that will be discussed using a webbing format. If the reading assignment centers on a moral lesson, the teacher can guide the class through a discussion of what moral character is and what some important moral characteristics are to them. After discussing and mapping the concept of moral character with the entire class the ELL students will be more likely to understand the reading assignment. Using webbing and mapping can also help the teacher "determine where the students stand in relation to the content of the upcoming lesson" (Tips for teaching, n.d.). "
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