Effective Curriculum For ESL Students

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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 …show more content…
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 is just using a grocery list! In terms of in the classroom, it is important for us as educators to remember that second language writers are similar to native language writers because they both use their background knowledge to assist them in …show more content…
We can do this through the use of very detailed and descriptive rubrics. If we can design rubrics with criteria in mind, then our students will have a better understating of the knowledge being taught. There are many strategies we can use to help our ESL students throughout lessons. Three strategies that greatly help with reading comprehension, especially for ESL students, are pre-reading, during reading and post reading strategies. Pre-reading strategies that I would use in my classroom and in my lessons for ESL students would consist of strategies such as a KWL chart. In the KWL chart, students record what they already know about a topic and what they want to know. We will then read the text and after the reading has been completed, then the student will fill in what they have learned from their reading. The students would then be expected to answer that questions about what they wanted to know using evidence from the text. A during reading strategy that I will use in my curriculum with my ESL students includes methods such as mapping. The students can create a type of visual map of major important people, places and terms they encountered during the reading process. A port reading strategy that I will used with my ESL students include sematic charts and organization charts. In a sematic chart you can categorize and organize

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