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. Quiz Quiz Trade
  41. Rapid Write
  42. Readability Calculators
  43. Read It. Say it.
  44. Realia
  45. Running Dictation
  46. Semantic Webs / Maps
  47. Showdown
  48. Split Dictation
  49. Split Headlines
  50. SQP2RS
  51. Snowball
  52. Substitution Tables
  53. Talk Partners for EAL
  54. Team Pictionary
  55. Think Alouds
  56. Think, Pair, Share
  57. Think, Pair, Square, Share
  58. Think, Write, Pair, Share
  59. Top 10
  60. True / False Statements
  61. Turn and Talk
  62. Two truths and One Lie
  63. Vanishing Cloze
  64. Vocabulary Noughts and Crosses
  65. Walk Around Survey
  66. Wallpapering
  67. Wait Time
  68. Which One?
  69. Word Experts
  70. Word Tennis
  71. Write Alouds
  72. 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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