Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Last year I used the book They Say, I say...a lot! I used sentence frames and starters to help my ELs directly quote the author or source, state an opinion, give evidence, counter argue..etc. I was super excited about the growth in my students' writing and willingness to write. Many students began to internalize the vocabulary and expand their writing and reasoning. I was geared up and ready to continue using sentence frames and clozed sentences this year...that is until I heard a discussion…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on August 10, 2014 at 10:13pm
This is a very exciting and scary year for me. We are expected to do a lot of new things this year at my school. One of the new things I will need to integrate are the GLAD strategies in our classroom. I am very excited to do this. I've heard, seen and even done some aspects of GLAD, but I've never had the actual training for these strategies. It's exciting to see all these ideas that I can do with my students. I love that…Continue
Lots of my language learning colleagues are telling me that Duolingo is a great app for learning languages. I often heard about these great programs, apps, or other digital tech wonderfulness and it went in one ear and out the other, because I was still using an overhead projector and had a desktop running Windows XP.
However, with the new testing regime based in digital technology, more…Continue
I've taught third grade for twelve years now, but this summer I decided to leave my comfort zone and teach eighth graders. When I was first offered the chance to teach science this summer, I was under the impression I'd be teaching fourth or fifth graders. However, I was informed a few weeks ago that I would be working…Continue