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Strategies to Build Background


We know it's easier to learn a new concept if it looks and feels familiar. This idea is especially true for ELLs. So our real challenge is finding creative ways to uncover students' prior knowledge. 

Your takeaways for this 45-minute recording will be:

  • Understand what building background means and why it's a powerful ELL teaching practice. 

  • Become familiarized with several activities to put to use right away.      

Learn a number of tips and strategies to help support ELLs in your classes become better writers.