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