Essay on Developing An Effective Curriculum For Esl Students

1308 Words Oct 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Over the course of these last seven weeks I have learned a lot about how to develop an effective curriculum for ESL students. There are many aspects that go into creating a high quality curriculum and assessments of that curriculum. Before we begin up create our curriculum, however, there are a few things we must keep in mind. As educators to ESL students we must always remember that it is important to assess all areas of development. These areas of development include: oral development, writing development, and reading development and portfolio assessment. We must also remember to grade for knowledge and mastery of understanding. It is important for us to not grade our ESL students solely on the way knowledge is expressed but on their knowledge in general. We must give our ESL students grades based on mastery of the concepts we are trying to teach in place of knowledge expressed. ESL instruction, now more then ever, needs to be a partnership with the school and families. It is important to create strong connections with families and schools to help teach and educate the whole child. My must encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education. One way we can do this is by sending home reading books that are meant to be read by the parent to the child. Or we can send home reading books that are meant to be ready by the child to the parent. We can also encourage our parents to exchange written communication with their children often, even if it…

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