Teaching Methods Based On Teaching English Language Learners

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to recommend to the Winn Parish School Board the teaching method that would be the most effective for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). I analyzed two available solutions: the scaffolding teaching method and the differentiated instruction teaching method. I evaluated both teaching methods based on the flexibility in regards to allowing students’ needs to be met, ease of implementation of each teaching strategy into the classroom, and effectiveness of how of each method helps the students learn and complete what is required of them.
My research methodology began with researching who English Language Learners are in general and how they have begun to impact American classrooms and teachers. I also conducted general research on the scaffolding and differentiated instruction teaching methods. After conducting my general research, I decided which three criteria I would focus on as I performed more specific research on my topic. I also interviewed Mrs. Jamie McLarty, a veteran Spanish teacher at Calvin High School in Calvin, Louisiana, who has taught English Language Learners for sixteen years. Once I gathered all of my information, I examined and analyzed it so that I could choose the teaching method that would be the most effective for teaching English Language Learners.
The scaffolding teaching method gives all of the students one specific goal for the lesson; however, the differentiated instruction method gives several…
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