for ELL Learners
Reduce response materials for content
Provide a version of the test with
Choose key and/or main ideas for assessment
Read test questions aloud
Supply word banks for tests
Provide matching activities
Extend time to complete the tests
Use peer interpreters
Allow the student to respond orally
rather than in written form
Double grading students: One grade
for content ( correct responses) and one for structure
(grammatical correctness) particularly for narratives
and essays in all content areas.
Use portfolios to authentically assess
Impart information through oral, visual,
auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities
Use graphic organizers such as flow
charts, webs, Venn diagrams, maps and charts
Provide concrete examples of vocabulary
words through the use of visuals, such as flash cards,
games, and puzzles.
Link content to the students’
Adapt text so that the concepts are
paraphrased in easier English. Eliminate non-essential
Simplify vocabulary and sentence structure.
Pre-teach vocabulary in context.
Provide follow-up activities that reinforce
vocabulary and concepts.
Student to work in small groups or pairs
so that language and concepts are reinforced.
Adjust homework assignment to your ELLs’
English language proficiency.
Modify assessment so that your ELLs
have an opportunity to show what they have learned.
Access to computerized reading tutorial
programs in order to facilitate English language reading