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 I started elementary school, I was a shy, Spanish-only speaking little girl who was too unsure of herself to correct the teachers, and later students, who mispronounced my name. I still cringe when I remember the nine long years I had to deal with "Loreena Purina cat chow" jokes. How I wish I could go back in time and correct those teachers who innocently butchered my name and made me resent how unique my name was for a long time!
A recent article on Teaching Tolerance and a…Continue
Posted by Lorena Sanchez on July 24, 2015 at 1:30am
Read this great article by Nicole Mirra "What's 'Value Added' About Tech Tools in the Classroom?" It includes a recent webinar through an Educator Innovator webinar that featured Dr. Richard Beach, professor emeritus of English education at the University of Minnesota. The webinar also included Dr. Antero Garcia, assistant professor at Colorado State University…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on July 22, 2015 at 5:02pm
Many of us are beginning the heart breaking end of summer days; yep it's time to gear up for the new school year. Even though we are trying to fight the morning light, our brains are already in hyper drive with the inevitable To-Do list we have before us to gear up for the new school year...a teacher's work is never done.
While scouring for the best back to school deals, I came across this letter written to Donald Trump by …Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on July 20, 2015 at 12:06pm
A recent fatal shooting in San Francisco, California has reignited the immigration debate. It was further escalated by Donald Trump's very public opinion on immigration. Whether your town or city is pro or anti immigration, we have many immigrants in our classrooms. How do we keep outraged public…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on July 9, 2015 at 3:00pm