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Five Strategies to Help Beginning ELLs Meet the Common Core State Standards

Here are a few helpful ideas for Listening and Speaking.

This is the key reference for Kindergarten students:

Grades K–2 Listening and Speaking Standard #2b

• Kindergarten: Understand and follow one- and two-step oral directions.

Applicable strategies: Use “caretaker” speech to provide clear and comprehensible directions. Also use Total
Physical Response to model and participate in putting commands into action. As students become more fluent,
they are able to give and restate directions and TPR commands to partners and groups of peers.


Five Strategies to Help Beginning ELLs