At this stage I'd give them some cloze activities. Even copying. Something that he can do - imagine how bored he'd be simply sitting not accessing anything. Our EAL Hub says say that as long as the pupil can access 10 minutes of lesson, every lesson that's enough as a minimum. A useful tool to make cloze exercises can be downloaded at:http://www.teachers-pet.org/download.html Good luck, btw. Sounds like a class that you want to teach for behaviour, rather than for the curriculum right now.