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    Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom
    Posted by: NJTeacher on 1/09/10
    (12) Comments

    If all of the ELL students share the same language (Russian),
    why arent't they placed in a bilingual classroom with a
    bilingual teacher? That's how it's done in my state. Once
    there's a large amount of ELL students who have the same
    native language they're placed in a self contained bilingual
    classroom where they receive ESL services and instruction in
    both English and their native language.

    On 11/20/09, jmak wrote:
    > I am looking for research about the best approach to use
    > when placing ESL (we call them ELL) students in elementary
    > school. My school has a large Russian population, and we
    > used to distribute the ELL students among all of the
    > classrooms (they also receive services from the ELL teacher
    > and a tutor).
    >
    > This year my principal and the ELL teacher decided that in
    > order to make scheduling ELL services easier they would
    > place ALL of the ELL students in one classroom. So, I have
    > all 8 of the 5th grade ELL students. They also decided,
    > simultaneously, that my room would be where the 4 intensive
    > special needs students would be placed (autism, behavior
    > disorder, severe cognitive impairment).
    >
    > It seems insane to do this to a teacher on purpose. I have
    > a 50/50 ratio of on-level students to far below grade level
    > students.
    >
    > Does any research show that bunching up all of the ELL
    > students in one classrom is beneficial for them? I would
    > like to give them extra support, but I just have too many
    > of them. I'd like to have groups with several non-ELL
    > students and one or two ELL students in them... but I don't
    > have enough on-level students to do that.
    >
    > Any thoughts on this? I'd love to hear!
    >
    > jmak


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/20/09, by jmak.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/23/09, by esl teacher.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/23/09, by lynne/ca.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/27/09, by East End Long Islander.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/27/09, by Jenny.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/28/09, by East End Long Islander.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 11/29/09, by thanks for all the responses.
  • Re: Demand for ESL teachers, 12/23/09, by Future ESL teacher.
  • Re: Demand for ESL teachers - couldnt finish my sentence b4, 12/23/09, by Future ESL teacher.
  • Re: Demand for ESL teachers - couldnt finish my sentence b4, 1/05/10, by FL Teacher.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 1/09/10, by NJTeacher.
  • Re: ESL Placement in Elementary Classroom, 1/13/10, by Ruth.