A Lesson Plan for a Middle/High School Level Language Arts Class
Differentiated for the ELL Student in a General Education Classroom
Tobey Cho Bassoff
How it works
Students are arranged into groups of three. They are each given the same article to read, and a different purpose for reading. Students read for different meanings and then discuss the article from their perspective.
What you need
The benefits from an ELL perspective
- Promotes analysis
- Manageable size to read
- Takes the reading burden off of any one person
- Supports research-based instructional strategy of compare and contrast (Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock, 2006, Instructional Strategies That Work for English Language Learners)
- Clear purpose for reading
- Offers different perspectives of one issue
- Students use, model, and practice English
This lesson was designed by Melanie Caron, a reading specialist at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, CO, and analyzed by Tobey Cho Bassoff.
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