





ESOL Students
A second grade teacher has two ESOL students they both speak different languages. His classroom makeup consist of half ESOL students and half EIP. How can he maximize the education of the two students while teaching the rest of the class with no other assistance. When asked for help he was told no that he is a great teacher. 










Solution 1
Posted October 17, 2014 3:38 am 




One possible solution would be using a computerbased education program that is proven to be effective by research, such as "Reading Eggs." Make sure you have everything labeled in the room and use as many pictures when assisting them as possible. You never know, some of the modifications/accommodations that you are making for your ESOL students, may also greatly benefit your EIP students as well. Good luck with this situation! 

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I think having the students work with a computer based program is a good idea. It will not only help the students learn, but it will also provide instant feedback to the teacher on what they need more work on. 

Posted on: October 19, 2014 8:33 pm














Solution 2
Posted October 17, 2014 2:43 am 




How many students are in the classroom? If only two of the students are ESOL and this makes up half the class, then class size should not be a huge deal. If there are two languages in the class and EIP students then instruction may change to a small group setting. Independent work will be difficult in this class. I typically break my classroom into two smaller groups. All students are instructed in English because their plan should specify this. Once students are instructed I give one group independent work while I take the other small group and work with them on a more individualized basis to work with them on the material. After the simpler problems are explained I switch groups. How many students are you talking about? 

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The total amount of students in the class are 22. 11 ELL, 9 EIP, and the two that don't speak any English are not included in the 11 ELL students. The teacher has to teach in an 80% small group, 20% whole group and meeting with the lowest students in 3 small groups per day, and all other groups meet twice. Time is an issue. 

Posted on: October 19, 2014 9:03 am














Solution 3
Posted October 17, 2014 4:56 am 




He could involve the families. He could provide documentation in their native language as well as english. He could make learning english fun as to make it a game for all children and motivate them to learn. 

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