Behavior Strategies

Strategies for ESL/ELL Students

You will need to assist these students because their rate of learning will be much slower while their English skills are emerging.

  • Prepare visual teaching aids such as maps, charts, pictures, and flashcards
  • Modify class and homework assignments
  • Use actions, dramatic gestures, drawings and photographs
  • Simplify your vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Slow down your rate of speaking
  • Avoid using pronouns for people and objects
  • Ask simple yes/no questions
  • Provide a picture communication wallet (Cut ESL/ELL Card Sheets* in half and attach with ring)
  • Promote independent reading through decodable text