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

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