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Meaningful Instruction for English Language Learners

Meaningful differentiated instruction is built into each unit opener for English Language Learners at all levels-beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced-high.

"Spelling Connections provides differentiated instruction based on ELL levels.
The ELL support is extensive, systematic, and sustained."

Bertha Perez, Ed.D., and Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D., Spelling Connections ELL Consultants

Beginning-level activities provide multiple concrete strategies that enable students to illustrate or physically demonstrate the meaning of spelling words.

Intermediate-level activities promote the use of students' conversational English with activities such as storytelling, writing notes, letters, poetry, and short stories.

Advanced-level activities stress identifying, contrasting, and categorizing specific phonemic elements of words and word meanings.

Advanced-High-level activities challenge students to compare and contrast words, categorize words, and work with analogies and derivatives.

Support for Spanish Speakers provides background information and suggestions for activities for teachers of Spanish-speaking students.

Spelling Support for English Language Learners identifies supporting materials and activities including:

  • Word and Clue Cards
  • Word Substitutions
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Problem Solution Frames
  • Audio Conversations
  • English-to-Spanish Word Lists
  • Interactive Online Spelling Activities

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