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. Copy Correctly
  12. Dash and Draw
  13. Describe and Draw
  14. Dictogloss
  15. Evidence
  16. Find the Difference
  17. Find Someone Who
  18. Focused Listening
  19. Frayer Model / Four Square Strategy
  20. Gap Fills
  21. Give One. Get One
  22. Graphic Organisers
  23. Highlighting / Underlining Texts
  24. How many words can you think of…?
  25. I have…Who Has…?
  26. I-SEE Word Analysis Frame
  27. Jigsaw Reading
  28. Knowledge Rating Scale
  29. KWL Charts
  30. Language Features Displayed
  31. Margin Questions
  32. Memory
  33. Mixed Up Sentences
  34. Monster Cloze
  35. No Hands
  36. Odd One Out
  37. Oral / Aural Cloze
  38. Picture Walk
  39. Progressive Brainstorm
  40. Question or Sentence Matching
  41. Quiz Quiz Trade
  42. Rapid Write
  43. Readability Calculators
  44. Read It. Say it.
  45. Realia
  46. Running Dictation
  47. Semantic Webs / Maps
  48. Showdown
  49. Split Dictation
  50. Split Headlines
  51. SQP2RS
  52. Snowball
  53. Substitution Tables
  54. Talk Partners for EAL
  55. Team Pictionary
  56. Think Alouds
  57. Think, Pair, Share
  58. Think, Pair, Square, Share
  59. Think, Write, Pair, Share
  60. Top 10
  61. True / False Statements
  62. Turn and Talk
  63. Two truths and One Lie
  64. Vanishing Cloze
  65. Vocabulary Noughts and Crosses
  66. Walk Around Survey
  67. Wallpapering
  68. Wait Time
  69. Which One?
  70. Word Experts
  71. Word Tennis
  72. Write Alouds
  73. 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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