7 Sheltered Instructional Strategies for Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volume 1

7 Sheltered Instructional Strategies for

Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volume 1


4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, Higher Ed.


ELL/Bilingual Ed., Principals/Admin & Staff

Resource Type

Group Activities

Product Rating


Ease of Use

Product Description

Are you planning lessons to provide professional development to teachers, administrators, or other adult learners?
Are you preparing for a formal observation and looking for easy to implement engagement strategies for ELLs or native English speakers?
Do you feel like your lesson plans are stale and could you a little bit of spice?
Are you being asked to incorporate more language-based engagement strategies in your teaching?
These strategies are for you!
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These seven strategies can be used in any content area and, with minimal prep (10 minutes or less), can be implemented immediately in your classroom. All of them target academic vocabulary and content acquisition and also incorporate student interaction. They also incorporate sheltered language acquisition strategies to focus on student language development using reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
The strategies included in this resource are:
1.Mind Reader: A vocabulary game where students listen to clues in order to guess a ”mystery word”.
2.Silent Conversation: A silent activity where students interact with academic content and each other in writing.
3.4-Square Brainstorm: An interactive vocabulary activity where students brainstorm and categorize content-based words.
4.Backwards Quiz: An interactive activity where the solutions are given and students create the questions.
5.Merry-Go-Round: An interactive activity in which students rotate to different stations to brainstorm ideas about a topic.
6.Feedback Teams: A pair-based activity for peer editing that gives students practice with giving and receiving feedback.
7. Give-One-Get-One: An interactive activity that gets students up and moving to collect ideas from their peers.
These strategies are printed 2 to a page, with simple directions so you can read them and implement them right away. You can print them and use them as they are, or you might prefer to cut them into ½ pages and organize them using a ring to make a flip book, staple them together, or place them in a container to store them. You could print the pages double sided to cut down on printing.
Each strategy card has the following information:
•Strategy Name
•Estimated Prep Time
•Estimated Activity Time
•Why use this strategy?
•How it works
•Or you could...
•Materials needed
Bonus Resources Included!
Two ready-to-print templates to use with 4-Square-Brainstorm
One ready-to-print template to use with Give-One-Get-One
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