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.
I admit, this week, I totally had a fangirl moment. A fangirl, according to Urban Dictionary, is "a rabid breed of human female obsessed with a fictional character or an actor". Now, my obsession is not with a fictional character or an actor, nor am I between the 12-19 year old demographic one…Continue
Posted by Lorena Sanchez on March 27, 2015 at 6:00am
I have been working with a small group of teachers in my district, the Core Leadership Team for a K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative grant. We've done lesson study as we work to create NGSS-aligned science lessons. Two of our CLT teachers teach in a bilingual education program; five of the six teach classes in which a majority of students are ELLs. One reason we applied for this grant was to create ways to work with students and science that gave equal access to ELLs.
After reading a story in Spanish, we have this saying to end the book, "Colorin, colorado, este cuento se acabado." I was thinking of this and I realized it's been a while since I've been on the wonderful website Colorin, Colorado. I went on and started going through their links again. Revisiting, I was reminded of all the great materials for English Learners and their families. Having tips and…Continue
Recently, my class has started practicing for the district's writing assessment, which is an opinion paper this year. My third grade bilingual students have been writing opinions and arguments since the first month of school, and one way I integrate argument into my writing instruction is by using science. …Continue
Posted by Lorena Sanchez on March 8, 2015 at 10:23am