ELs and Reading

How EL students learn phonics/reading
ELs and Running Records
     Some key takeaways:
  • Provide sufficient wait time (students are doing lots of processing!)
  • Listen for correct understanding on comprehension questions, even if the response is not grammatically/linguistically correct
  • Reduce question complexity (break into smaller chunks, etc.)
  • Keep in mind dialect can affect pronunciation – students may know what the word is but be mispronouncing it
    • You can always ask a student to define a word/use it in a sentence if you want to check this