Monday, July 20, 2020

🌻 Masking Techniques 🌻


🌻 Masking Techniques 🌻

 Fun To Teach ESL ELD

Hello teacher world!

Recently a classroom teacher asked me about tips or suggestions I had for English Language Learners that have developed masking techniques to cover their lack of oral language understanding during lessons.

Do you have students that use masking techniques when they  do not understand something.  Students often  use words like 'got it,  ‘right’, or 'okay' to exemplify their quick attempt to show they understand (whether or not they truly do).  

The avoidance of class work typically goes hand in hand with not understanding exactly what they are to do.
 Here are my suggestions:
  • 🌻     Keep instructions to one or two step directions
  • 🌻     Have students repeat to you what they are supposed to do
  •  πŸŒ»  Pre-teach when possible 
  •  πŸŒ»  Make assignments and instructions as visual as possible
  •  πŸŒ»    Build in group work when possible
  •  πŸŒ»   Scaffold
  •   πŸŒ»  Use sentence frames
  •   πŸŒ»  Look at the language in the assignments and check for the language that confuses second language learners:
 Fun To Teach ESL ELD
                   πŸ’₯  Idioms – a frog in my throat
                 πŸ’₯  Prepositional phrases - Common prepositional phrase            examples include about, after, at, before, behind, by, during, for, from, in, of, over, past, to, under, up, and with... examples:    Check in, check out, check over, check out, etc.

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Happy Teaching,

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