Elena Case Study

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Elena is described as an English learner that has only been in the United States for one and a half years. It also states that her and her family are from Mexico and that her parents are professionals. We know from these details and the written and oral samples she gave that her main struggles are in writing and speaking in English.

First, as an English learner, she is struggling with particular grammatical rules present in the English language. In her written response, she is not properly using subject verb agreements, she is incorporating Spanish words into this English paragraph, and she is using the singular of certain words when they should be plural. English and Spanish grammar rules are not always in agreement so it is hard for her
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Being in the Early Intermediate range, comprehension of the content is not what is hindering her form progressing. Elena needs to be able to communicate within the content area in English. By providing a vocabulary word bank, Elena s now being exposed to new complex, mathematical terms. By using these vocabulary bank words in her counter examples, she will be able to identify the context in which these terms are being used. This will develop new vocabulary terms for Elena in English in the content area which is making progress toward English language development. Next, using sentence frames, Elena can see how advanced sentences are formed in mathematics. She is able to use these frames to develop whole ideas in this content area which will provide her with the self-assurance with what she is saying is correct. This helps relieve some of the pressure put on her to construct a grammatically correct mathematical sentence. Removing an ELL students such as Elena from a high stress situation will provide better results and progress towards English development. Lastly, grouping her together with a partner that will model the communication used within this content area will help Elena be able to mimic these behaviors. She will be exposed to proper terminology within the content area and how to properly write English in mathematics.
The progress monitoring assessment to monitor Elena’s progress towards achieving the learning goals is where the students will receive written and oral comments about individual work, and feedback about their work with a partner. Written feedback is extremely important in guiding instruction and monitoring how much information the students took away from the lesson. It also lets the students know what they need to work on so they can master the topic present in the

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