ELL strategies are designed to promote language acquisition and content comprehension.
Strategies that promote language acquisition will incorporate the four language domains and address Washington State English Language Proficiency Standards:
Strategies that promote content comprehension must incorporate supplementary materials such as graphs, models, hands-on materials, and visual aids to make lessons clear and meaningful. This will ensure all students at varying English Language proficiency levels can access content.
Effective ELL instructional models include components that scaffold reading and writing and promote both language acquisition and content comprehension. These components are:
Articles on Project GLAD and Marzano's high yield instructional strategies, and alignment between SIOP and Project GLAD: Article 1 and 2
Project GLAD Components SIOP Components
- Focus and Motivation
- Guided Oral Practice
- Reading and Writing
- Closure and Evaluation
- Lesson Preparation
- Building Background
- Comprehensible Input
- Practice and Application
- Lesson Delivery
- Review and Assessments
To offer cohesive instruction across grade levels, buildings, content areas and learning experiences, the Yakima School District expects teachers to use research based instruction.The DELL (Differentiated for English Language Learners) 5 YSD are modified to make the strategies inclusive to the levels of English Language Learners we have in our schools.