Here is a tool that will make content comprehensible to long-term ELLs and others. Charts can convey academically deep concepts with ease at times. For example, economics may at times seem a bit overwhelming to some students due to the math. Here students study what makes an economy grow, slow, or collapse. This involves monitoring trends in the business market that steer the economy. With the current global international business community, these trends become even more of a challenge to follow for many students. Using this tool, market swings/projections could easily be handled.
Now, imagine using a tool that could in a few minutes convey complex topics in visuals. Further, these visuals could be shared with ease either as printouts or as PDFs. Now, of course, students could still use chart paper to draw up ideas from scratch, but at least this tool might provide them with some suggestions as to how to display their in-depth understanding through well thought out visuals.
Again, here is another non-traditional, but highly demanding, alternative assessment. Students could design their own and then explain what concepts they are addressing in it. This is academically challenging work. An essay might come later, but for now, this would provide the students (ELLs especially) time to totally familiarize themselves with the highly academically grade-level content. Once that is fully grasped, compiling their own charts could be accomplished with ease.
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