Supporting ELLs’ Vocabulary Growth: 5 Teacher-Tested Methods

Are you ready to supercharge vocabulary growth for your English language learners? Our latest Equipping ELLs podcast episode is here to equip you with invaluable strategies tailored specifically for teachers like you.

In episode 102, Beth shares five actionable tips designed to revolutionize your approach to vocabulary instruction:

  1. Creating a Language-Rich Environment: Dive into the importance of nurturing an environment where vocabulary flourishes. Discover practical methods to infuse your classroom with rich language interactions, encouraging students to engage with new words effortlessly.
  2. Daily Conversations: Explore the power of daily conversations in reinforcing vocabulary. Beth outlines strategies to facilitate meaningful discussions among your students, empowering them táskafül bőr gepunktete strumpfhose mikrobølgeovn med grill og varmluft mallas para hombre nike hängemattengestell preisvergleich adidas yeezy 700 v3 puma suede classic velvet sneakers in cordovan leather calfskin velvet tongue and toe cap zara long jumpsuit in green brandon aiyuk jersey mascarilla pelo sebastian játék hajszárító árukeresö nike calças de treino škare za plastične cijevi shampoo isdin lambdapil Mexico astro a50 ps4 and pc apply new words in context.
  3. Understanding ELL Language Levels: Uncover the concept of “L + 1” as a pivotal approach to teaching ELLs. Beth provides insights into tailoring teaching strategies to match students’ language proficiency levels, ensuring effective and personalized instruction.
  4. Assessing Existing Vocabulary: Learn the significance of assessing your students’ current vocabulary knowledge. Beth shares effective strategies for evaluating their familiarity with words, allowing you to target specific areas for vocabulary growth.
  5. Utilizing Read-Aloud Sessions: Delve into the benefits of incorporating read-aloud sessions to enrich vocabulary. Gain guidance on selecting and highlighting new words during these sessions, fostering a love for language and literature.

These strategies, rich with actionable steps, aim to empower you in creating an engaging and effective learning environment for your ELL students.

Tune in to the Equipping ELLs podcast to explore these proven methods and witness how they can revolutionize your vocabulary instruction, supporting your students’ language development journey.

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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.



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