Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Once a week I receive a well-curated list of scientific and educational internet sites from the Scout Report, a project of the Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Each suggestion is linked and explained cogently.
This week, the report introduced me to this site: Fun English Games. Have any…Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on October 18, 2014 at 11:56am
Good Morning, I'm hoping to get feedback/input/advice/suggestions from members regarding ELD curriculum. I currently work for a charter school who is using online curriculum. Currently, the school does not have ELL/ ELD curriculum. However, the school accepted a student who does not speak English. Our principal is looking for curriculum to put in place for next semester to address the student's needs ( and other others in the future). Most likely I will be the one to teach the ELD…Continue
Many of our classrooms have ELLs "mainstreamed" with English Only students, and though the teachers may use strategies to teach language as well as content (like history or science), I wonder how many really try to get to Know [their] ELLs and their needs, apart from those of their other students?
For example, the teacher might know that many of the students have Spanish as their mother tongue, but Spanish is spoken in many countries, and they all have a history and…Continue
How many of us have been told that we have to integrate technology into our daily lesson so our kids are exposed to it and better prepared for the upcoming Smarter Balanced assessments? And how many of us have felt like having technology for the sake of having it is not helping our students? This is common sense- after all, if a computer sitting in a classroom could prepare kids for their futures, our jobs would be irrelevant.
Fortunately, many educators have chosen to…Continue