ESL Approaches & Methodologies

Tyler McCaleb
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ESL Methods and Approaches

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ESL Approaches & Methodologies
1 Literacy Across the Curriculum
1.1 An approach that addresses literacy in specific content areas but in every content area to help promote reading and writing across the curriculum.
1.1.1 Application: Reading a historical fiction novel to give students a more relatable view of the Roman Republic or ancient China.
2 Language Experience Approach
2.1 This approach attempts to bridge prior knowledge and learning new content by having the student speaks about an experience and then later reads this same written experience developing further language skills
2.1.1 Application: Have students share personal experiences of history they have already learned from their own culture, verbally. After students have all shared, teacher prints quotes and has students read different student's experience out loud.
3 Balanced Reading Approach
3.1 The Balanced Reading Approach is based on the idea that students initially learn reading in multiple ways and that plenty of opportunities and variations in learning activities are presented to help foster these various learning methods.
3.1.1 Application: Create multiple reading stations that encourage different ways to learn to read such as read aloud, journal writing, and interactives
4 Process Writing
4.1 This approach treats the classroom as a center of writing in which the teacher models writing techniques to promote writing skills and encourages revision and corrections.
4.1.1 Application: Students journal write/quick write importance of lesson learned in content after teacher modeling and with peer/teacher corrections and revisions encouraged
5 Cooperative Learning
5.1 Students are placed into specifically selected groups based on language proficiency to help foster social interaction and to help students work together as opposed to competing with each other.
5.1.1 Students are placed into groups to recreate a section of the Story of the Buddha to understand the origins of Buddhism.
6 Inquiry Approaches
6.1 The Inquiry Approaches method of teaching involves going more in depth on topics by asking higher-order thinking questions and giving the students more input in developing how they will learn the content.
6.1.1 Application: Student theorize the biggest cultural impact of the Black Death and use primary and secondary sources to prove or disprove their theory.
7.1 This approach emphasizes content instruction, academic language and literacy skills as well as explicit learning strategies. The content is thought of first and academic and literacy skills are built around this core. Explicit learning strategies are used to scaffold instruction.
7.1.1 Application: Teacher chooses the mummification process in ancient Egypt to cover in class. The teacher then provides language and literacy activities such as vocabulary and webquests to develop language and content skills.
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