Read on to find out tips for how to use different question types for English as a Second Language Teachers, examples of educator-approved sites you can embed into your formatives, and inspiring examples of formatives you can clone!

Here are some of our favorite question types to use in ELL classes!

Using different questions and content

Here are some of our favorite question types to use with ELLs.

🌟 Show Your Work

Students can draw, type, underline, circle, and even upload images in a Show Your Work question. Teachers can likewise draw, type, and upload images to the background! Here are some of our favorite uses for teaching the English language:

  1. Upload a diagram or flowchart for students to complete.

2. Give your students directions and have them color/draw on top.

🌟 Enhance a PDF/Doc/GoogleDoc

With Enhance a PDF/Doc/GoogleDoc you can upload any document you already have (worksheets, quizzes, images, etc.) and add questions on top.

Tip: both "Show Your Work" and "Enhance a PDF/Doc/GoogleDoc" are great question types for having students label images or complete diagrams. The main difference is that "Enhance a PDF/Doc/GoogleDoc" allows you to set an answer key for easy-breezy grading!

🌟 Audio

With our Audio feature, you can create your own material for listening activities. Record yourself narrating a story and have your students listen for comprehension.

🌟 Audio Response (*Premium)

Audio Response is a great way to have your students practice their speaking skills, especially pronunciation. There is no pressure since students can re-record as many times as they want!

🌟 Matching

Use the Matching question type to have students match images to words, number pairs, and more!

🌟 Multiple Choice

Classic multiple choice questions are great to guide student learning in any subject, especially when students are learning a new concept. Make sure you have an answer key!

πŸ“Œ Useful ELL sites that you can embed into your Formatives

You can embed websites anywhere in a formative, either as a content item, or within a question (*Premium only). Check out our Embed article for instructions.

Great ELL Websites:

🌟 ABCya (Grades K- 6+)

🌟 All ESL.com (Grades 3-12)

🌟 English 4 Kids (Grades K- 6)

🌟 SoftSchools.com (Grades K-8)

🌟 Translate.com - Translate.com translates English into over 100 different languages!

πŸ“Œ Great examples of ELL Formatives

🌟 Listening Formative - Great for intermediate/advanced ELL students to practice their listening skills

🌟 Reading Formative - Great for advanced ELL students to practice their reading skills

🌟 Speaking Formative - Great for beginner/intermediate ELL students to practice their speaking skills

🌟 Writing Formative - Great for intermediate/advanced ELL students to practice their writing skills

🌟 Family Vocabulary - great for beginner ELL students

🌟 Household Vocabulary - great for beginner ELL students

🌟 Plural Nouns - great for beginner/intermediate ELL students

🌟 Comparatives/ Superlatives - great for intermediate/advanced ELL students

Check out our Public Library for more ELL Formatives!

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