Given the recent influx of English Language Learners that many schools across the country are experiencing, I thought it would be worth while to give us a quick checklist of the supports that READ 180 has in place for these special students.
Whole and Small Group Instruction:
Take advantage of the anchor videos, both before beginning a workshop and before reading each new article. Seeing them multiple times can be very beneficial for students learning English.
And, make sure you are playing each video in both English and Spanish.
During your instruction, try to maintain a strong focus on vocabulary development. Use your Red Routine 1 for those target words and continuously elaborate on any other words or concepts your ELL students may struggle with. (Never assume they know something!)
Also, remember that your differentiation checkpoints can be a great place to pull in some language skills...
...especially from your RDI 3 manual "Strategies for English Language Learners"
Double check to make sure your ELL's have the proper accommodations turned on in SAM.
Step 2...Reading Group: