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“Engineering the text” is what teachers can do to make text more accessible – we can create sections of the article that have headings and white space, add vocabulary definitions and do a whole lot more.. If you can’t get an editable version of the assessment, you could take a picture using the Genius Scan app and then edit it.

You can see an example here (scroll down).

Edutopia has just released a video offering design guidelines for teachers when we create our own materials.  It offers good advice, and shows that making text more accessible helps all students.

Good ELL teaching is good teaching for everybody!