Support for Teachers of 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.
Katy Knight recently wrote here on Know ELLs about increasing the diversity of books available for her secondary students. She touches on a wide variety of really important issues about what counts as "the canon," who decides what counts, how students of all races/ethnic groups/genders/social classes need books…Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on July 10, 2016 at 4:00pm
Anyone who's every mentioned "calendar" to me has heard my rant about how we no longer need this type of school calendar because we are not an agrarian society, and our wealthy city-dwellers no longer have to leave the hoi polloi behind in hot, non-air-conditioned cities. Whether summer break started because of farmers who needed their kids on the farm to work during those months, or because cities were sweltering before air conditioning became a thing and many urbanites made plans to…Continue
Posted by Lorena Sanchez on June 30, 2016 at 1:00am
Over the course of the past year, I have become startlingly aware of the imbalance of representation in the literature I have chosen for my students. I have no readings from Hispanic writers in my prescribed reading list, yet our school has a population of Spanish-speaking students that nears 80%…Continue
I also read that same article. It is exciting that we are going back to wanting more bilingual programs in California!!!
The article also stated that being bilingual slows the onset of demantia. This struck a nerve because my mother, sadly, died from Alzheimer's this year. I wonder if my mother had learned English, would she have died from this horrible disease. It is an interesting topic to me since it hits very close to home. Clearly, it is an…Continue
Posted by Elizabeth Leanos on June 29, 2016 at 2:30pm
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.