Running heads: ELLs STUDENTS 1
Factorsfor Ells Students
Factorsthat Contribute to Successful Environment of ELLs Students
Inmost cases ELL students have low performance in academics as opposedto their counterparts. This problem is as a result of various factorssuch as parental engagement in the learning process of students,perceptions and character of the student. For effective learningprocess, the learning environment of these students have to beimproved. The following discussion seeks to establish the factorsthat can contribute to a successful environment of the ELLs studentand how the factors can be effected.
Buildingon the background knowledge of the students helps to increase theircomprehension. This can be achieved through the activities such asquestioning and graphic organizations. The factor will be importantparticularly when the student cannot connect the previous lesson tothe current one.
Thelearning environment of ELLs students can be improved by the learnersdeveloping alternative methods of showing their comprehension of aconcept (Thoonen,Sleegers, Oort, Peetsma & Geijsel, 2013). Studentslearn more than they can say. If they are given a chance to explain aconcept according to their understanding, they can understand itmore.
Thelearning environment can be improved by having new and weak studentsbeing assigned to other learners for guidance. These students shouldconsult the assigned fellow in matters such as the learning programs(Herrell& Jordan, 2015).Also, the engagement of parents in the learning progress of thestudent can be of great value especially where language is a barrierto learning.
TheFactors Look Like in Practice
Involvingparents in improving the learning environment of the ELLs studentsneed to include the parents and other family members helping thestudents to comprehend the concepts which they have learned. Theassignment of new and weak students to other well-performing studentswill act as a mentorship program for the weak and the new students.
Thecomprehension of the learned concept by the student should involvethe presentation by the students according to their understanding(Padrón,Waxman, Brown & Powers, 2012).On building the background of the students, the instructor will needto engage them in exercises such as question and answer. The studentsshould then respond to the questions to show their levels ofunderstanding of a concept. An example is a student using a diagramto explain the concept of the water cycle.
Thelearning environment of the ELLs is a concept that involves differentparties in order to make it successful. The instructor should engagethe student in the learning process while Parents should help thestudents to comprehend the concepts that they are taught.
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