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.
As the fourth week of school closes, I was in the middle of an ELD writing lesson when I realized that many of the kids were looking at me with stressed, frustrated looks on their faces. I quickly wrapped up the lesson and the kids got time to read with a buddy, discuss their books, and if they wanted to, come…Continue
I am a school librarian, working primarily in high school and middle school libraries. I read YA novels as part of my work and want to recommend Gabi: A Girl in Pieces. While it has a Latina main character, I would argue that it is a great novel for all high school juniors and seniors, because it explores the human condition we all share, while also teaching non-Latinos about…Continue
At my school site we are so focused on finding ways to give access to academics to all of our students that we sometimes forget a very important part of the equation...culture and race. While we focus on our EL students finding ways that languages interact and the best ways to support content area vocabulary acquisition, we must remember that our students bring to us a desire to learn and integrate with society. And this lends itself to very teachable moments.
In the California…Continue
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