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Posted on December 30, 2012 11:05 am
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Heather Blue
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ESL “Pull Out” Program
Mrs. Green’s fourth graders are experiencing an interesting year. These particular nine and ten year olds have grown up together in the community and have been classmates throughout previous school years. However, this year a new student has joined their class. Lee, is a friendly young man who is learning English as his second language. Mrs. Green has referred Lee to the school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program director. The new system involves a “pull out” program that removes the ESL student from the regular classroom for individual tutoring. Mrs. Green has been careful to follow all of the guidelines set by the ESL director. Mrs. Green agrees that Lee needs individual attention as he acquires the English language. However, she is experiencing problems with Lee prior to his appointed tutoring time and when he returns from his individual instruction. He continues to display disruptive behavior when he is in Mrs. Green’s classroom. She considers Lee’s behavior to be distracting to the other students in her class. When she is presenting content area lesson material to the students, Lee’s outbursts and comments result in off task behavior by the other students. Mrs. Green’s frustration with Lee’s behavior has made her question the good intentions of the ESL “pull out” program.

Questions:
1. Is an ESL “pull out” program appropriate for second language learners?
2. How should Mrs. Green deal with Lee’s classroom behavior?
3. Should Mrs. Green academically accommodate Lee while he is in her classroom?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Bailey Fenwick
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The "pull out" program is very appropriate for second language learners because it allows them that quality one-on-one time with an instructor to help address his individual needs with learning English, which is a complex language to learn. While it can be disruptive to the other students for one of their peers to get up and leave during instruction time, the benefits outweigh the cost. Mrs. Green should deal with Lee's disruptive behavior by giving him an incentive to want to walk into the classroom quietly and get back to work without disrupting the class, such as a special job (passing out papers, line leader). Mrs. Green should pull him aside and tell him if he does not disrupt the class when he comes in, he will get to do this job. Mrs. Green should also absolutely academically accommodate Lee while he is in her classroom because it is her job to cater to the individual learning needs of all of her students.
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Danielle Brock
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I agree with this case study. I will utilize this information once I become a teacher.
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Solution 2
Posted February 13, 2013 12:02 am

Shanda Hall
Shanda Hall
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I feel like the ESL pull out program is appropriate for second language learners. It gives them that one on one time to focus on the learned language. Since Mrs. Green is experiencing problems with the ESL student maybe she should talk with the student and explain to him that his disruptive behavior needs to stop. He is there to learn just as well as the other students. These possible outbursts in class might come form boredom or not connecting to the English language. Mrs. Green might want to talk with the students’ ESL teacher as well and see what his behavior is like when he is not in her classroom. Yes, of course Mrs. Green should accommodate Lee while he is in her classroom. That is her responsibility as his teacher to meet the needs of all students and this includes Lee.
Below is an article that mentions the advantages of the ESL pull out program.
http://www.ehow.com/list_5804532_advantages-pull_out-esl-classes.html
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Solution 3
Posted February 17, 2013 12:20 am

Liz Iannacone
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1. I think the ESL pull out system can be an effective method for students in need of serious help. However, I still think that having an entirely ELL class with a bilingual teacher is more effective. As students are ready to reduce their amount of outside help, they should be able to. The pull out system requires the students to miss too much classroom instruction time, and missing class like that would have a negative impact on any student you would have.

2. Yes, but reactive discipline is not always the answer. I feel that giving the students reponsibilty opportunities can work wonders on behavior problems. If they are getting access to a job that is usually competitive, like line leader or taking a note to the office, then the incentive to behave and maintain the position if increased. Also, simple methods like having the student assist you by holding something or basic proximity control can be extremely useful when dealing with behavior issues. The majority of the time they are only acting out to get your attention anyway, so give them all the positive attention you can!

3. She should definitely accommodate Lee. Accommodations can be small, like simply giving more time or extra instruction to the student. They also can be larger: adapting assignments, changing requirements, adding assistance of group members, etc. All that matters is that the teacher takes time to consider what is best for the child and does her best job to make meaningful changes to make the student's learning experiences as supportive and positive as possible.
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Solution 4
Posted February 11, 2013 2:33 pm

Shana Johnson
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1. Yes, ESL program is an appropriate for second language learners because it gives the student their one on one time to learning English. Also, the teacher won't have time to spend quality time to teacha student English and teach her students at the same time.

2. Mrs. Green should ask the ESL program director how he acts in their classroom. If he acts differently, she should find out why he may be acting this way in her classroom and try to fix it or try to sit down and talk to him about why is he behaving this way.

3. Yes, because you don't want to single out a student when they are in your classroom. The student already has a language barrier with the teacher and the students. To single them out and not accommodate them in your classroom will potentially have them act up even more just for attention and cause more of a disruption.
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Solution 5
Posted February 13, 2013 4:46 pm

Meredith Talley
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I think an ESL "pull out" program is appropriate in moderation. Most ESL students can learn English faster by immersion. In order for that to happen, Lee needs to stay in the classroom more than he has been. The "pull out" program should be used, though; for reading and writing purposes. Mrs. Green should include Lee in the instruction while he's in the classroom to diminish his outbursts. If he's involved the class will be less distracted, and he will begin to learn more and much faster. Mrs. Green should definitely give Lee modifications while he's in her classroom. She can buddy him with another student, or simplify his directions. She should also include labels around the classroom for him to learn from.
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Solution 6
Posted February 13, 2013 10:41 pm

Melissa Sapp
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I really feel like ESL "pull out" is outdated. I have personally seen where a ESL student has received help by an ESL teacher in the midst of a regular classroom setting. Not only would Lee receive extra help he needed but it would keep him from having to readjust every time he returns from being pulled out of the classroom. Lee may also be having outbursts in the classroom because he feels different and intimidated by the fact the rest of the class has gone through school together. The teacher should try to incorporate a lesson about where Lee is from. Asking him to help her teach the lesson could be a way to allow students to get to know him and begin to build friendships. I do believe it is Mrs. Green's job to academically accommodate Lee. He is her student! She should find ways of bridging the two languages throughout her lessons. This would help Lee feel welcome in her classroom and her other students to learn a new language as well.
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Solution 7
Posted February 19, 2013 12:18 am

Danielle O'Donnell
Danielle O'Donnell
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Questions:
1. Is an ESL “pull out” program appropriate for second language learners?
I believe that in certain situations this is appropriate for second language learners. Every child is different and will handle the transition differently. I believe that these children do need this individual one on one time to catch up on their langauge skills. They do not work at the same pace as the other students because of the language barrier. So, I do believe that in this case this program is useful.

2. How should Mrs. Green deal with Lee’s classroom behavior?
IN the program, during the one on one time, this behavior might be acceptable. Lee needs to understand that their are rules in class that MUST be followed. I do not believe he should be taken out of the program. But, he will need his own behavior management plan that is different from the other students. Lee's education is different from the other children and he needs clear defined boundaries of behavior.

3. Should Mrs. Green academically accommodate Lee while he is in her classroom?
Yes, I do feel like Lee needs the educational accommodation. He is a different learner and tasks and assessments should be differentiated for him. This will help him with language skills and eventually catch up with his peers. However, his behavior should not change from these accommodations, he should have the same expectations as the other students.
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Solution 8
Posted February 13, 2013 8:53 am

Tamra Lamb
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ESL “Pull Out” Program
Mrs. Green’s fourth graders are experiencing an interesting year. These particular nine and ten year olds have grown up together in the community and have been classmates throughout previous school years. However, this year a new student has joined their class. Lee, is a friendly young man who is learning English as his second language. Mrs. Green has referred Lee to the school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program director. The new system involves a “pull out” program that removes the ESL student from the regular classroom for individual tutoring. Mrs. Green has been careful to follow all of the guidelines set by the ESL director. Mrs. Green agrees that Lee needs individual attention as he acquires the English language. However, she is experiencing problems with Lee prior to his appointed tutoring time and when he returns from his individual instruction. He continues to display disruptive behavior when he is in Mrs. Green’s classroom. She considers Lee’s behavior to be distracting to the other students in her class. When she is presenting content area lesson material to the students, Lee’s outbursts and comments result in off task behavior by the other students. Mrs. Green’s frustration with Lee’s behavior has made her question the good intentions of the ESL “pull out” program.

Questions:
1. Is an ESL “pull out” program appropriate for second language learners?

Although it may seem like a “pull out” program is the best thing for a second language learner, at times, it can be the worst. Second language learners need as much authentic exposure to the second language they are learning as possible. Removing them from a classroom setting, and taking them into a separate classroom to dissect the English language, break it apart, practice flashcards, and complete drills until the student learns the second language is not helpful majority of the time. A lot of the time, this just creates resentment within the child, and this may be why Lee is being disruptive in Mrs. Green’s classroom. The best way for second language learners to learn a second language is to be exposed to that language in a similar way as they were exposed to their first language. That means they need to be around children their own age, and around materials that support both a language they can communicate in and the language that they are trying to learn. Children learn that language is a means of communication, and they will learn a second language for the sole purpose of communicating. When you take the purpose away from language by “pulling the student out”, you are holding them back from taking big leaps in their educational steps towards a second language.

2. How should Mrs. Green deal with Lee’s classroom behavior?

Mrs. Green needs to make Lee feel like he is wanted in her classroom. “Discipline without relationships leads to rebellion”. Mrs. Green needs to develop a relationship with Lee. Mrs. Green is most likely doing what she feels is best for Lee without knowing what detriments it could have on his second language learning. However, she needs to make it known to Lee that she has his best interest at heart, and while he is in her classroom, she wants to make the best of their time together. Developing a relationship with students can go a long way in preventing behavior problems. It will also help make discipline easier when behavior issues arise. Right now, I feel like Lee doesn't feel like he is a part of the classroom. Therefore, he feels as if the rules do not apply to him. Mrs. Green needs to change this feeling, and they only way she can do this is by making Lee feel like he is in fact a part of her classroom.

3. Should Mrs. Green academically accommodate Lee while he is in her classroom?

Of course! Lee most certainly needs some accommodates being an ELL, and I really think that with accommodations; Lee could stay in Mrs. Green’s room full time without being pulled out from individual tutoring.
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Solution 9
Posted February 15, 2013 10:14 am

Lauren Turner
Lauren Turner
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I definitely think the ESL "pull out" program is appropriate for second language learners. By fourth grade, the class won't be learning how to speak English anymore. They will be at a much higher level than Lee. I think it is only fair that he is pulled out of the classroom during this time for extra help. As far as the classroom behavior, I think the Mrs. Green and the ESL teacher should work together to improve his behavior during instructional time. They should make up incentives for him that he gets when hes with the ESL teacher. I think Lee should get academic accommodations in other subjects only if he needs them. He should be treated just like the other students, if he is able to keep up with them.
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Solution 10
Posted February 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Laura Goodwin
Laura Goodwin
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1. I think that an ESL "pull out" program is appropriate to an extent. The beginning ESL students need that kind of individual attention. As they continue to master the English language that time should be decreased and full immersion should begin to occur.

2. I think the main problem is that Lee feels like an outsider. All of the other kids in his class have been together since the beginning of grade school. It is possible that Lee acts out because he feels like he does not belong there. Mrs. Green should do activities where he is paired or grouped with students so that they get to know him and likewise. I think she should also do some community building activities as well. The description says that Lee is friendly, so if Mrs. Green can make him feel welcomed, accepted, and loved in the class I really think his disruptive behaviors will decrease.

3. I think Mrs. Lee should definitely accommodate Lee academically. He needs to build self-efficacy in a regular classroom and that starts with making accommadations to allow him to succeed in a regular-Ed classroom.
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Solution 11
Posted February 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Alisha Williams
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I believe putting Lee into the ESL "pull out" program is appropriate because this will give Lee the help he needs. This will be good especially if Mrs. Green is not fluent in Lee's native language. For his behavioral problems, I think Mrs. Green should go and ask the other teachers if he acts like this in their classes. If they do, ask them what they try to do to get him back on track and try to think of a similar behavior management technique for Lee. If the teachers have different behavior management techniques in their classes, this can make Lee confused since he doesn't know the English language. Mrs. Green should academically accommodate Lee because he isn't going to be in the ESL program room the whole time. It will be her job to make sure his academic needs are met as well as the other students. She should also try to learn Lee's native language because the ESL program may have a limited number of students they can take and you don't want to make him feel rejected.
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Solution 12
Posted April 18, 2013 6:49 pm

Jon Knox
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An ESL pull out program is absolutely appropriate for second language learners. In self contained classrooms, ELLs can focus on the basics of the English language, basics which will help them in their content area classes. Lee is possibly acting out because he is struggling with understanding what Mrs. Green is saying. When students are not able to understand, they lose focus and start engaging in off task behaviors. Mrs. Green should accommodate Lee by using ESOL instructional strategies like Total Physical Response, Language Experience Approach, etc. She should modify the curriculum to his level of 2LA and provide appropriate in-class supports such as a dictionary, buddies, and realia.
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Solution 13
Posted February 22, 2015 2:32 am

ZyhyJu
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I think Mrs. Green needs to develop an award system with Lee for good behavior. If she reminds Lee of his reward when he enters back into the classroom and develops a routine, maybe it will solve the issue.
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Solution 14
Posted February 19, 2013 6:40 pm

Hannah Brents
Hannah Brents
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1. Is an ESL "pull out" program appropriate for second language learners?

I believe that this program is appropriate. These students need one on one time because that is the best way for them to learn. However, when the student returns to the classroom and has outbursts, I believe that the ESL teacher should stay in the classroom with that student for at least an hour so that they can try to keep that student on track and out of trouble. This will allow the main teacher to focus on the unit as well as the other students without having to keep trying to control that one students behavior.
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eQyVuj
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I believe to your question one, that I do not support this type of program. When the student is removed from the class he is then falling far and far behind. Maybe having a ESOL teacher come into the classroom instead.
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