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In Order to Better Teach my ELL Students...

I like to think that it is very important to avoid making your ELL feel as if they are an outcast in your classroom. With this said, I hold the belief that a critical method to further educate ELL students is to not eliminate their home language, but rather add to it. I do not think that a language should ever completely be omitted from a child's education. If you were to have a monolingual student that only speaks a foreign language, I do not think it is very beneficial to have the student become monolingual in YOUR language. In my opinion, a bilingual approach would work out much better. Some ideas I think would be worth considering are: Learn the language in question (I know this cannot be done all the time but I do think that this is one of the best methods if possible). If you do not have the time to learn the language translation may be a more feasible option. Google Translate is a popular app that I find very easy to use. Adopt assessments to be bilingual. Find