Imagine that you have planned a reading activity for your students. They are to read a short picture book and sequence the story into a story map. One of your ELL students is not understanding the activity; he is getting frustrated and is ready to give up. What are some ways you can help him gain confidence and succeed at the activity?
First, I would find out exactly what is frustrating him. If he is frustrated with reading the book because it is above his reading level I would try a few different things to help him understand. I would start, by asking him questions about the words he knows ...
This solution provides advice for encouraging a ELL student who is frustrated with the learning material. The advice includes assuring the student understands the reading activity to gain confidence.