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. How many words can you think of…?
  23. I have…Who Has…?
  24. I-SEE Word Analysis Frame
  25. Jigsaw Reading
  26. Knowledge Rating Scale
  27. KWL Charts
  28. Language Features Displayed
  29. Margin Questions
  30. Memory
  31. Mixed Up Sentences
  32. Monster Cloze
  33. No Hands
  34. Odd One Out
  35. Oral / Aural Cloze
  36. Picture Walk
  37. Progressive Brainstorm
  38. Quiz Quiz Trade
  39. Rapid Write
  40. Readability Calculators
  41. Read It. Say it.
  42. Realia
  43. Running Dictation
  44. Semantic Webs / Maps
  45. Showdown
  46. Split Dictation
  47. SQP2RS
  48. Snowball
  49. Substitution Tables
  50. Team Pictionary
  51. Think, Pair, Square, Share
  52. Think, Write, Pair, Share
  53. Top 10
  54. True / False Statements
  55. Turn and Talk
  56. Two truths and One Lie
  57. Vanishing Cloze
  58. Walk Around Survey
  59. Wallpapering
  60. Wait Time
  61. Which One?
  62. Word Experts
  63. Word Tennis
  64. Write Alouds
  65. 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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