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Importance of lesson pacing for ELL students

1.) Lesson Pacing:

Why does a teacher need to pace a lesson?

2.) ELL Class:

How is vocabulary a key factor in teaching ELL students a new concept? Include an explanation that compares how pacing differs for a class with and without ELL students.

3.) Complexity of Content:

Finding the gaps of what students know and don't is important; however, more of a discussion is needed as to how complex content can influence the pace of a lesson.

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1.) Lesson Pacing:

A teacher can plan to have an opening attention grabbing exercise for the whole class. Then based on a pre-test or knowledge of the students in the class and their English language abilities, the teacher can have two separate handouts for the children to use. For ELL student the language could be simpler and maybe students would be allowed to give answers orally as opposed to in writing. Alternatively their writing could be simple and not graded for spelling and grammar mistakes.

A teacher could alternatively choose to give the students the same worksheet but have a second assignment or activity for English speakers to do since it will take longer for the ELL students to complete the reading and writing assignment.

Pacing in general is needed to maintain the attention of students, give them a sense of completion and success and allow the teacher to use formative assessments to gauge whether students are assimilating and understanding the ...

Solution Summary

This solution examines ELL learners. The importance of pacing is discussed as is the importance of finding gaps in the student's knowledge base. Over 650 words of original text from the perspective of a professional teacher with over 13 years of experience.