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Lesson Pacing: ELL Students

Considering students between grades 5-8, identify why lesson planning is necessary. How would this planning be different for English Language Learner (ELL) classes and classes without ELL? Does lesson complexity have an effect on ELL classes?

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Considering students between grades 5-8, identify why lesson planning is necessary.

Lesson pacing is a strategy for breaking up a block of time into different teaching methods, addressing the various potential learning styles of students. Lesson pacing is important for several reasons. First of all, implementing lesson pacing implies that the teacher has thought through the teaching and learning process and has made some critical decisions based on what he/she thinks will be best for his/her specific students. Simply thinking through this process ensures a better learning experience than if the teacher simply did what came easiest. Lesson pacing is also important because it will make the class seem to move more quickly and will likely be more interesting for the student than if the teacher were to simply lecture for the whole class period. Lesson pacing will also likely involve a change of location or learning strategy which allows students to stand up, stretch and get the blood circulating to their brains rather than staying seated for the full class time. Finally, lesson pacing is important because by implementing pacing a teacher will likely engage students on several different planes rather than just one. For example a lecture will engage students on an auditory level. A lecture with a Power point or Prezi visual will engage students on an ...

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This solution examines the need for lesson pacing in an ELL classroom. How does pacing differ for ELL and non-ELL students? Over 850 words of original text along with links to informative websites for additional research.

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