Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Not only can speaking and listening increase our students' ability to communicate in English, speaking and listening are required academic moves in all classrooms:
Posted by Debra Schneider on November 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Teachers in my district are in a project to create rigorous, standards-based English Language Arts (ELA) / English Language Development (ELD) curriculum units. One discussion that has come up is how we will incorporate academic vocabulary and articulate that vocabulary across grades. Teachers want to create a supportive network of commonly used academic language for students to hear, understand, and use.
I found …Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on November 15, 2014 at 8:00am
I know that the study of cognition and language can be a difficult area. It is wrong to think that any particular language allows a speaker to be "smarter" or "less intelligent" than the speakers of another language.
In fact, all languages convey that which the speakers need to convey.
"Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: Languages differ essentially in what…Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on November 14, 2014 at 5:30am
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