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Posted on October 12, 2015 12:04 am
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gyteMe
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While walking to classrooms, you visit a 3rd grade reading classroom. In this class, 10 of the 25 students are English learners. The teacher, Mrs. Beckham, is teaching a lesson with the following objective: Students will compare and contrast a fiction and nonfiction story. What are the different ways Mrs. Beckham could have her students use language to achieve this content objective?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 13, 2015 12:22 am

uzyHeJ
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Mrs. Beckham can use vocabulary with pictures, a word wall or word bank. Students can also be allowed to answer in both English and Spanish. Students can discuss and work with other students to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction. Some students may need to provide examples of fiction and nonfiction books in their comparison as well.
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aHeRaJ
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Using picture word walls is very beneficial with ELLs
  Posted on: October 14, 2015 6:09 pm

LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:14 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 3, 2017 11:52 am

pyGyga
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I would have written direction on the board, allow them to write in their native language or use a translation application, use a labeled graphic organizer like a Venn diagram, provide a hands-on activity like sorting or matching some differences, and allow students to use stories from their culture or language or provide a translated version of the story (if using a particular story) in their native language. This would be an excellent time to discuss different stories from their cultures as well, which would help students feel more comfortable in the classroom and feel connected to the lesson. The ESOL teacher or bilingual assistant at the school may have more strategies, so she should check with that person.

Best of luck!
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Solution 3
Posted October 13, 2015 9:21 pm

PeSuQy
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Allowing the students to discuss this objective will allow the ELL students express their knowledge of the subject. They could even create their own fiction or non-fiction scenarios based on their culture and language, enriching the learning of their fellow classmates.
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Solution 4
Posted October 15, 2015 2:13 am

anaRyn
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I attended a workshop where students did a frozen image of different parts of a story to help get them inspired to write about the story. This activity could be used in a similar manner to help students compare and contrast the fiction to the nonfiction stories. The visual aspect as well as being involved in creating the scenes with pictures would be helpful to ELL students as they are working towards figuring out the meaning of vocabulary and attempting to compare and contrast in their second language.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2015 10:07 pm

GaXyve
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Some possible solutions for the ELL learners is to allow them to complete the assignment in their native language, complete the assignemnt through illustrations, or to complete the assignment with the assistance of a more advanced ELL in the classroom. You could also find fiction and nonfiction books for them to read that reflect their culture. Providing meaning for the task could increase student success.
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