Identify some concepts and key points that students may need to learn before the lesson. Keep in mind that ELLs may have different cultural references and experiences than students who have grown up in the U.S. For example, one middle school ELL teacher notes that she needs to spend extra time teaching her students the names of the 50 states in social studies lessons.


Part II: Strategy: Pre-teaching content and vocabulary
Dr. Diane August: Lessons learned about peer interaction for ELLs