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Assessing where ELL students are in their language journey
Language is part of cultural context. The words we have available for things shapes what we learn, how and what we think about the world, and how we interact with others. Communication with others is vital to the human experience, and includes our values, our stories, our histories, and
8 Strategies for teaching Academic Language - from Edutopia
One of the greatest challenges to ELL new to Canada students is that the every-day English they may encounter socially is not at all the same language as the academic terms they will encounter - and need to be comfortable using - in order to succeed in school. There are hundreds of academic terms (see the ELL Glossary) on the (New) Academic Word List that may be common to academics in all content / subject areas. How do we support our ELL students in becoming proficient in with these words while also learning content and at the same time as they are also dealing with the general process of acculturation? This article from Edutopia offers some strategies.