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ELL Instruction Why reading comprehension skills are particularly important for ELLs ELL students will still need a lot of vocabulary development and teaching of comprehension strategies even if they: Here is a way of thinking about the support your ELLs will need: Steps for explicitly teaching comprehension skills The following steps are useful for all students.
However, these need to be complemented with the additional steps below to ensure comprehension for ELLs. Introduce the comprehension strategy or skill see above list through examples.
Discuss how, when, where, and why the strategy or skills are used. Have students volunteer additional examples to contrast and discuss.
Label, define, model, and explain the strategy or skill. For example, after listing four facts about a healthy diet and four opinions about what is good to eat, label one list as facts and the other list as opinions.
Give students opportunities to practice using the strategy with a peer as they apply it to a short, simple paragraph from a science text or any expository text. Debrief with the whole class to ask students to share how they applied the strategy or skill. Additional steps for ELLs Identify vocabulary words that you think might be difficult for students to understand when they read the text.
I better read this sentence again. I need to think about this. Let me rethink what was happening. Maybe I'll reread this. I'll read ahead for a moment. Partner ELLs with more dominant English speakers and ask each student to take a turn reading and thinking aloud with short passages.
After working with partners successfully, ask ELLs to practice independently by using a checklist such as the following.
Be sure to explain all the terms and model each. While I was reading, how did I do?Reading Comprehension Exercises A growing collection of English reading comprehension exercises. Test your understanding by reading through short passages of text and then answering a number of multiple-choice and cloze / gap fill questions.
Free reading comprehension worksheets for grades Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing. Each reading passage is followed by exercises which for younger students focus on recalling information directly from the text and for older students focus on prediction, inference and character traits.
KET Reading & Writing, test 2. The Cambridge English: Key Reading and Writing paper has nine parts and different types of texts and questions. Parts 1–5 are about reading and Parts 6–9 are mainly about writing.
Reading Comprehension Exercises A growing collection of English reading comprehension exercises. Test your understanding by reading through short passages of text and then answering a number of multiple-choice and cloze / gap fill questions.
Reading Comprehension Skill Building. Build your own English reading comprehension skills with these exercises, vocabulary lists, and follow-up quizzes, plus tips and strategies for teachers who want to deploy these resources in the classroom. In these writing practice worksheets, students practice reading and practical writing.
Each worksheet begins with a prompt that gives students a chance to write practically. Each prompt features a real world writing .