32 Tips For English Language Learners: Article Analysis

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Cipriano, J. (2011). 32 tips for ells. Scholastic Instructor, 36-38.
The author of the article describes 32 tips that teachers can implement for English Language Learners. Such ideas include: ideas for first day of school, ways to help them build vocabulary, and tips for reading lessons. The article provides some useful and innovative guidelines; however, it does not appear to be beneficial because it does not go into much detail about the strategies therefore additional research would have to be conducted. Because the article did not include research from other authors that demonstrated an alternative point of view, we concluded that the author of this article demonstrated biases when writing this article.

Dalton, B., & Grisham, D.L. (2011).
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The author provides steps for creating sentence frames and the different levels of sentence frames used based on the child’s language abilities. This article would be beneficial because it provides a vocabulary tip for teachers to implement for English Language Learners. The article also provides several examples of different sentence frames from each difficulty level. Because the article did not include research from other authors that demonstrated an alternative point of view, we concluded that the author of this article demonstrated biases when writing this …show more content…
This article also talked about how to activate prior knowledge to help students learn and comprehend vocabulary. It also stated that teaching student’s key morphemes and root words would help with vocabulary comprehension and retention. The authors stated that teachers should preview key vocabulary words within the text, use graphic organizers to identify what students know and how to expand that knowledge. The authors stated that by implementing these strategies the student would interact with concepts on a deeper level than reading a dictionary definition. We feel that the teaching strategies will be useful in assisting students learn new vocabulary. The authors were not bias when writing this

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