75. Text Engineering & Other Instructional Reading Strategies for Supporting Your ELLs with Guest, Susan Patterson

ELL reading strategies

What teacher isn’t looking for effective, easy reading strategies to meet the needs of their multilingual students?!

In this episode of the Equipping ELLs podcast, Beth is joined by Susan Patterson. Susan has been an educator for 12 years and currently serves her California school district as a teacher on special assignment for multilingual learners. She also hosts the My MLL Mentor blog and resource membership. 

In this episode, Susan and Beth explore powerful instructional reading strategies that have proven successful with ELLs. These strategies aim to provide support for content area teachers and empower students to engage with academic texts effectively. 

Teachers can integrate these strategies seamlessly into their lessons, incorporating routine practices that students can become familiar with. By repeatedly exposing students to these techniques, they develop a sense of ownership and autonomy in their learning process.

And the benefits of these strategies extend beyond ELLs; these reading strategies promote engagement, comprehension, and critical thinking skills for multilingual and monolingual students, alike!

Topics Discussed in this episode:

  • Translanguaging as an asset
  • Text engineering for comprehension
  • Implementation of strategies across subject-areas and grade levels
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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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