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FABRIC - A Learning Paradigm for ELLs


This paradigm allows teachers and administrators to provide diverse groups of ELLs with access to classroom content while they acclimate to an English learning environment. The six learning threads of the FABRIC paradigm provide a structure that teachers can use to address the needs of ELLs. Each section contains research-based recommendations, a classroom example, and application questions. FABRIC can be utilized during sheltered instruction training, professional learning community meetings, pre-service teacher education, etc.

A Brief Explanation of the FABRIC Paradigm

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