Language
Supports
Toolkit

DELLTA Language Supports help educators to meet the needs of MLs while engaging them in a meaningful arts experience.
 
Positive Sentence Starters
Positive sentence starters give Multilingual Learners a headstart on language they can use to give feedback to their peers. Each sentence begins with a positive observation and then leaves room for a suggestion.
 
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Theater Vocabulary Packet
Print out this packet full of visual aids to help introduce your students to common theater vocabulary.
 
Proficiency Levels Chart
This chart lays out the terminology commonly used in the school system to describe the various stages of language acquisition that students pass through. It also includes suggested levels of support for each stage.
 
Language Experience Approach
The Language Experience Approach is a way to generate authentic meaningful texts from students’ discussions based on a concrete experience they had.
This document provides a structure for how to create an activity using the Language Experience Approach.
 
Crafting Language Objectives in an Arts Lesson
This chart lays out a method for how to craft a language objective for students participating in an arts lesson.
 
8 Traits for an ELL/ML Supported Lesson
Language & Literacy Specialist Jennifer Stengel-Mohr lays out strategies that teachers and teaching artists can use in their classrooms to create a supportive environment where MLs can thrive, take risks and expand their learning
 
Communicative Competence Chart
This detailed chart explores the concept of Communicative Competence and how it relates to Multilingual Learners.
 
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Using Visual Supports with MLs
This resource includes tips for artists and educators on how to effectively use visual supports to scaffold learning for Multilingual Learners.
 
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Small Group Collaboration with MLs
This document includes tips for artists and educators on how to effectively use small group structures to create a supportive learning environment for Multilingual Learners.
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