Using a “Can Do” Approach to Ensure Differentiated Instruction for ELLs Who Are Struggling

 

Lynn Shafer Willner and Mira Monroe are accessibility specialists at the WIDA Consortia.  In this article written for Colorín Colorado, they describe a "can do" approach when it comes to designing and differentiating instruction for ELLs who are struggling — in other words, building upon student strengths and abilities rather than focusing on weaknesses.

Video bonus: See Lynn and Dr. Alba Ortiz discuss the importance of identifying student strengths in the video below.

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