These are easy to teach but, more importantly, are easy for students to do independently as they take ownership of their own learning.
American History, Religion and Science classes are fraught with difficulties for an ELL. Usually, they have no background schema in the subject from which to draw therefore the concepts are just as difficult as the vocabulary. I’ve arranged with our history teacher to receive an electronic copy of the notes he provides for students in his class. He uses these notes as a springboard for lectures, class discussions, text scaffolding and assessment questions. Here’s what I do with them during a week of tutoring sessions: