Introduction to EL Strategies for the Grade 6-8 Classroom

Who Are Our Kids?

The focus strategies for this module are very similar to strategies that have been covered in previous modules. However, the lessons have been tailored to the needs of English learners at the 6-8 grade level. Although they are referred to as Best Practices, you might recognize many of them as SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) strategies.

The four strategies that are covered in this module are:

  1. Activate Prior Knowledge
  2. Student Discussion
  3. Check for Comprehension
  4. Graphic Organizers

The following pages include both written content regarding the strategies and video of the strategies being used in the classroom.