For ELLs to fully grasp the material and feel confident in applying newly acquired knowledge beyond the classroom, they need the materials to be accessible in both language and content. To accomplish this, teachers need to establish solid connections to student lives. This is done by finding "props" that are common to students outside the classroom (see video). With this information, teachers must build bridges or connections for students. Teachers move from the known to the new. Once the foundation is laid out for students, teachers need only tie the new concepts to that foundation. Students will find it easier to relate to the lesson with such connections firmly established.
If only such a teacher had been around when I was suffering through mixture problems.
ELL TEACHER PROS