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

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