EAL Classroom Strategies


Tried and tested classroom strategies that you can use to help meet the needs of EAL learners in your classroom.  Strategies that develop all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing for all proficiencies and all age ranges.

You can either click on the links below or navigate through the drop down menu at the top.

It would be great to hear from you as to which ones you have used and how you have used them in your classroom.

  1. Alphabet Race
  2. Answers Only
  3. Backs to the Board
  4. Barrier Crosswords
  5. Carousel Brainstorming
  6. Chunking
  7. Concentric Circle
  8. Concept Checking Questions
  9. Concept Definition Maps
  10. Conga Line
  11. Describe and Draw
  12. Dictogloss
  13. Evidence
  14. Find the Difference
  15. Find Someone Who
  16. Focused Listening
  17. Frayer Model / Four Square Strategy
  18. Gap Fills
  19. Give One. Get One
  20. Graphic Organisers
  21. How many words can you think of…?
  22. I have…Who Has…?
  23. I-SEE Word Analysis Frame
  24. Jigsaw Reading
  25. Knowledge Rating Scale
  26. KWL Charts
  27. Language Features Displayed
  28. Margin Questions
  29. Memory
  30. Mixed Up Sentences
  31. Monster Cloze
  32. No Hands
  33. Odd One Out
  34. Oral / Aural Cloze
  35. Picture Walk
  36. Progressive Brainstorm
  37. Quiz Quiz Trade
  38. Rapid Write
  39. Readability Calculators
  40. Read It. Say it.
  41. Realia
  42. Running Dictation
  43. Showdown
  44. Split Dictation
  45. SQP2RS
  46. Snowball
  47. Substitution Tables
  48. Team Pictionary
  49. Think, Pair, Square, Share
  50. Think, Write, Pair, Share
  51. Top 10
  52. True / False Statements
  53. Turn and Talk
  54. Two truths and One Lie
  55. Vanishing Cloze
  56. Walk Around Survey
  57. Wallpapering
  58. Wait Time
  59. Which One?
  60. Word Experts
  61. Word Tennis
  62. 1-3-6

1 thought on “EAL Classroom Strategies

  1. And we have free teacher made resources that develop many of these strategies in curriculum context K through 13.

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