Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Join us at Know ELLs, a site for teachers of ELLs created and administered by the Teacher Consultants of the Great Valley Writing Project.
Looking for help? Ask your questions here. Want to explore our members' expertise? Check out our groups. Want to see what's happening inside an ELL classroom? Click on this group. Looking for student work samples to get some ideas? Look at this group.
When working with my English language learners, I have found most success when I include their families in the learning process. Usually, many of the parents want to learn English as well. Many to support their children , while others to make life easier here in the United States. However, I have found some parents in my city have chosen not to learn English. They tell me there is no need since their primary language is just as prevalent in our city, if not more so, than English.…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on July 3, 2015 at 10:30am
It appears brain research and brain based learning is making a powerful comeback in education. A colleague of mine shared this article with me, How to Teach Students About the Brain, from Educational Leadership. This article shares one practitioners experiences with teaching 5th and 7th grade students how to improve their learning. "If we want to…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on June 26, 2015 at 9:26am
As I was getting ready to write, I once again thought about science. However, looking back at my previous blog posts, I thought I'd shake it up a little, so instead, I went back to a site which talks about reading comprehension, and the science behind students understanding what they're reading. While not entirely separate from science, this week I wanted to introduce you to a site which gives us an idea of why purposeful, active reading is so important and why we need to…Continue