ELL 'Shadowing' Shows Promise

Heitin, Liana
October 2011
Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook;Fall/Winter2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p38
The article discusses the professional development tool, shadowing, which requires a teacher to step into the shoes of a student, and the use of this tool to discover the learning needs of the English language learner (ELL). An elementary school in California implemented the ELL shadowing and teachers observed that ELL were given few opportunities to develop their English speaking skills. The realization resulted in instructional strategies increasing conversational practice events.


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