Simple Strategies to Help ELLs in Math

I have had the opportunity to work in various math classes with English learners for past two years. While there are a variety of English learners with different language backgrounds as well as educational backgrounds, it has been my experience that a few intentional approaches seem to make the most impact. Using visuals, such as word walls and sentence frames, are crucial for English learners. Providing lots of opportunities for students to work together and use math language such as partner time, and small cooperative learning groups makes a huge difference for English learners. And giving students lots of practice and reinforcement seem to make a difference in achievement.

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Anne Hubbell

About Anne Hubbell

Anne Hubbell is an ELL instructional coach for LPS. She has been an ELL teacher and team leader for LPS since 1992. She has also taught English for Gretna Public Schools in Gretna, NE and Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, CA.

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