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Education: Elementary/Middle




This Senior Honors Thesis covers effective strategies that educators can use with English Language Learners (ELLs) in the subjects of reading and mathematics. Reading strategies contained within the thesis include comprehension strategies as well as analytic and reflective reading strategies. Mathematics strategies will focus on building a foundation of basic skills at an early age and developing those foundational skills and concepts throughout the grades. These reading and mathematics strategies will be for students at various levels of English proficiency and at various levels of reading/math abilities in grades K-8. The thesis also addresses heterogeneous whole-group and homogeneous ELL-specific group strategies in order to show the effectiveness, usability, and efficiency of both broad types of approaches. Additionally, the thesis describes the differences between strategies in elementary and middle school in both reading and math. Overall, the thesis provides a guide to effective strategies for educators of ELL students at various levels of education.

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