General Adaptations for the classroom teacher

Including first languages in ELL instruction:

Bilingual dictionaries;
Students clarify instructions in first language, then do the work in English;
Build background knowledge in the student’s first language, then write in English;
Read independently in English, then discuss in any language;
Collaborative writing – negotiate in any language.

Tier 1 Classroom Adaptations for English Learners

*adapted from RTI and English Learners: making it happen/Jana Echevarria and Mary Ellen Vogt. 2011


Secondary Subject Specific Resources:

Example of Typewell program – A & W Math 10 and English 11

*from Sandra Satchwell – Sooke School District



*from Nancy McAleer