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Des Moines
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Name of Strategy
Promote Reading: General Reading Promotion
Description
Many of my ELL students don't have the access to books in their homes. In order for me to promote reading in my class, I incorporate different kinds of literature such as Spotlight on Literature Collection, The Retold Tales Series, and Oxford Bookworms Library. All of these series have low vocabulary and high interest that are very suitable for my ELL students. I also use different teaching strategies to create and maintain meaning as they read different stories. For every story, students must complete a "plot card" (write a summary in his or her own words, question-answer relationship, etc.) When they finish each story, I have a small grammar lesson by using students' samples that tie to my grammar usage lesson.
Rank Strategy
Very Useful and Effective
Reflection
This works well in my advanced ELL class. My students really like these kinds of activities. This also gives them some experience and confidence in another subject matters.
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
ESL/ELL
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 10
Rank Readers
Majority Below Grade Level