Don’t Count Them Out!
Idea by Beth, 3rd Grade Teacher, LaVista, NE
My best piece of advice for working with ELL students is to avoid underestimating their knowledge base. My ELL students have often surprised me with the scope and depth of their experience and understanding on a topic. Sometimes the ELL student may not know the A, B, or C answer asked for in print, but can talk to you about the subject matter and explain the correct response.
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