Know ELLs

Support for Teachers of English Language Learners

An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.

Latest Activity

Corina Jimenez commented on Corina Jimenez's blog post ELD Curriculum
"She is a spanish speaking sophomore student. We have other students who speak a different language at home that would be considered EL. She is the only Non-English speaking student enrolled. Thanks"
Saturday
Debra Schneider posted a blog post

Fun English Games...Have you tried this site?

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 of you seen or used this? The reports…See More
Saturday
Debra Schneider commented on Corina Jimenez's blog post ELD Curriculum
"Need more info: age? grade? home language? Is this the ONLY child in the whole school that does not have English as a home language?"
Saturday
Corina Jimenez posted a blog post

ELD Curriculum

Good Morning,  I'm hoping to get feedback/input/advice/suggestions from members regarding ELD curriculum.  I currently work for a charter school who is using online curriculum.  Currently, the school does not have ELL/ ELD curriculum.  However, the school accepted a student who does not speak English.  Our principal is looking for curriculum to put in place for next semester to address the student's needs ( and other others in the future).  Most likely I will be the one to teach the ELD…See More
Oct 6
Lorena Sanchez commented on Debra Schneider's blog post How Do YOU Get to Know Your ELLs?
"This article reminded me of my mission this year to get to know my students better than I have in previous years.   Even though I teach in a bilingual classroom, their English proficiency, educational level, knowledge of U.S. culture, and…"
Sep 30
Lorena Sanchez commented on Lorena Sanchez's blog post Technology in the Classroom- yes, AGAIN!!!
"Graphite is part of Common Sense, which is a national organization which provides ratings and reviews of media, from movies, websites, and games to books and music.  It is made up of parents, teachers, and a Board of Directors and Board of…"
Sep 30
Debra Schneider commented on Lorena Sanchez's blog post Technology in the Classroom- yes, AGAIN!!!
"Lorena, Can you tell us more about Graphite? And Common Sense Media? What's their funding? Who runs them What are they about? Why is CWP involved with them? I DO use Common Sense Media's ratings of movies and books in my work with school…"
Sep 27
Debra Schneider commented on Tom O'Hara's blog post Best ways to teach a few non-English speakers who are enrolled in a non-LEP class
"Since no one else is answering, I will. Your colleague is right to hold his new students to high standards, but he is wrong to not give them the kinds of instruction and scaffolding they need to learn to that standard. And these are not two separate…"
Sep 27
Debra Schneider posted a blog post

How Do YOU Get to Know Your ELLs?

Many of our classrooms have ELLs "mainstreamed" with English Only students, and though the teachers may use strategies to teach language as well as content (like history or science), I wonder how many really try to get to Know [their] ELLs and their needs, apart from those of their other students?For example, the teacher might know that many of the students have Spanish as their mother tongue, but Spanish is spoken in many countries, and they all have a history and culture of their own and in…See More
Sep 27
Profile IconDevinder Gunderson and Corina Jimenez joined Know ELLs
Sep 27
SJ commented on angela's blog post Empathy Building activities
"Hi Angela, I found this activity on building empathy among the general education teachers towards the ESL learners on the following website. http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/ell2/supportingenglishlanguagelearners.html Its Video 2 titled 'Building…"
Sep 21
Lorena Sanchez joined Debra Schneider's group
Thumbnail

Project GLAD: Guided Language Acquisition Design

A place to share your questions, issues, and successes teaching with GLAD techniques. See More
Sep 21
Lorena Sanchez commented on Brandy De Alba's blog post Sentence Frames: A Boost or Crutch for ELLs?
"Brandy, I've had this same struggle within myself during my ELD instruction also, and I decided that depending on their level, ELs need to have some vocabulary given to them so that they can feel successful and want to try, as opposed to…"
Sep 21
Lorena Sanchez commented on angela's blog post Empathy Building activities
"Hi Angela!  I would suggest a rousing game of  charades, where school members have to act out words like empathy, loneliness, isolation, helplessness, etc. without the use of their language.  Also, the website Teaching Tolerance has…"
Sep 21
Lorena Sanchez posted a blog post

Technology in the Classroom- yes, AGAIN!!!

     How many of us have been told that we have to integrate technology into our daily lesson so our kids are exposed to it and better prepared for the upcoming Smarter Balanced assessments?  And how many of us have felt like having technology for the sake of having it is not helping our students?  This is common sense- after all, if a computer sitting in a classroom could prepare kids for their futures, our jobs would be irrelevant.      Fortunately, many educators have chosen to embrace…See More
Sep 21
Profile IconSJ and Jessica Capuano joined Know ELLs
Sep 21

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All
 

Blog Posts

Fun English Games...Have you tried this site?

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

Posted by Debra Schneider on October 18, 2014 at 11:56am

ELD Curriculum

Good Morning,  I'm hoping to get feedback/input/advice/suggestions from members regarding ELD curriculum.  I currently work for a charter school who is using online curriculum.  Currently, the school does not have ELL/ ELD curriculum.  However, the school accepted a student who does not speak English.  Our principal is looking for curriculum to put in place for next semester to address the student's needs ( and other others in the future).  Most likely I will be the one to teach the ELD…

Continue

Posted by Corina Jimenez on October 6, 2014 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

How Do YOU Get to Know Your ELLs?

Many of our classrooms have ELLs "mainstreamed" with English Only students, and though the teachers may use strategies to teach language as well as content (like history or science), I wonder how many really try to get to Know [their] ELLs and their needs, apart from those of their other students?

For example, the teacher might know that many of the students have Spanish as their mother tongue, but Spanish is spoken in many countries, and they all have a history and…

Continue

Posted by Debra Schneider on September 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Technology in the Classroom- yes, AGAIN!!!

     How many of us have been told that we have to integrate technology into our daily lesson so our kids are exposed to it and better prepared for the upcoming Smarter Balanced assessments?  And how many of us have felt like having technology for the sake of having it is not helping our students?  This is common sense- after all, if a computer sitting in a classroom could prepare kids for their futures, our jobs would be irrelevant. 

     Fortunately, many educators have chosen to…

Continue

Posted by Lorena Sanchez on September 21, 2014 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Know ELLs News

Join us in reading Drawing Upon Language and Cultural Assets. It's a media kit that motivates us to  study the assets of ELLs' languages and communities.

Events

 
 
 

ELL News

Loading… Loading feed

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Great Valley Writing Project.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service