As Appendix A describes, oral language is important since it precedes and is the foundation for written language development. Having a strong oral language foundation will facilitate the reading and writing learning process.
In regards to read-alouds for ELLs in second grade, I would say that it is a great way of developing and improving vocabulary and comprehension. By participating in rich and structured conversations based on a text that has been read aloud will benefit students as they can orally discuss and analyze important key ideas and details of a text.
2. What are some of the challenges that ELLs may encounter with the listening and speaking expectations?
English language learners might face many challenges with the listening and speaking expectations. For example, non-intellectual factors such as frustration and anxiety might affect the way ELLs become involved and interact …show more content…
There is a clear focus on language with the Common Core State Standards. Based on the language standards for your grade level, explain the scaffolding that will be needed for your ELLs.
Based on the Common Core State Standards for second grade in the area of listening and speaking, teachers will have to ensure that ELLs are freely permitted to participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners to discuss different grade level topics and texts, as well as to produce complete sentences and ask and answer questions. Based on this, ELLs will benefit of modeling opportunities provided by teachers and more advanced students.
Additionally, asking and answering open-ended questions and the use of graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking. The use of first language for non-English speakers can facilitate the process of making connections between concepts, or important words without having the students developing frustration and