Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
What website informs your teaching practice? I have made my Twitter feed and Facebook feed my PLC and follow a number of sites that do the work of curating the internet for me! My latest find? This blog post about Bloom's taxonomy and learning a new language.
Language Surfer says that this might be a good graphic organizer to start a discussion about language…Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on December 16, 2014 at 5:00am
Looking for useful classroom or school documents already translated? Check out this link to the California Department of Education for academic language translations! Starting on page 20 there is a ton of English to Spanish translation!
Posted by Brandy De Alba on December 9, 2014 at 5:20pm
Not only can speaking and listening increase our students' ability to communicate in English, speaking and listening are required academic moves in all classrooms:
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