Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study
Teaching reading to English Language Leaners requires some strategies and preparations on the part of teachers, which includes the preparation of the lesson plan. However, an effective lesson plan teaching reading to English Second Language (ESL) students or English Foreign Language (EFL) students requires having a structure (Teaching Reading to ESL Students to Teaching ESL to Adult, NY). The good news though about teaching reading to English Language Learners (ELLs) according to Colorin Colorado (2008) is that teachers need not to learn an entirely new method. Teachers can and should use what they already know to be effective, which she described as a research-based reading
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To identify the problem English Language Learners usually encountered in learning reading. 1.4 Significance of the study The findings of this research report will be very important and useful in the following ways: Firstly, it can describe the recommended strategies for teaching reading English Language Learners, thus providing ELLs’ teachers better understanding and appreciation of these strategies so as to maximize the potential capabilities of their leaners while enhancing the teaching –learning process; Secondly, finding of this study can also serve as a very good additional material for teachers and their respective academic institutions to take advantage of such information to better prepare themselves as they continuously improve the development of their reading curriculum --- one that truly meets the needs of individual learners; and Thirdly, this study can serve as baseline information for future researchers and scholars who would like to further their investigation in this field of teaching reading to English Language Learners.
1.5 Scope and delimitation of the study This research report focused mainly on investigating the teaching of reading to English Language Learners. To further delimit its scope, this study has concentrated only at describing the various strategies recommended in teaching reading to English Language Learners. The study further delved into identifying
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