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.
Hi KnowElls land! I just finished reading an article in the California Teachers Association's California Educator titled: Bilingual and Biliterate: Dual Immersion is Rewriting the Language of Success. This article shares the rise of Dual Immersion programs in California since the 1998 passing of…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on June 23, 2016 at 12:30pm
After logging on to KnowElls I read Debra Schneider's post that had a ton of reading references for the summer. I started with her link to Kohli and Solorzano's article "Teacher's Please Learn Our Names!" And wanted to learn more about microagressions. I found this article, 4 Ways Teachers Can Address Microagressions in the Classroom. This article confirmed feelings I had about…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on June 20, 2016 at 12:29pm
As I caught up with lots of pieces I was saving to read, I couldn't make up my mind which one to share with my colleagues here on Know ELLs. So, instead of choosing one, I decided to do a set of links with very short summaries. Enjoy!
EdWeek published a Special Report on teaching America's ELLs, including a great intro…Continue
I am the program director for a K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative grant for my district. We have 54 teachers involved in learning science content (this year, we focused on physical science including motion, forces, waves, and chemical reactions) and how to teach from inquiry and phenomena using the three dimensions of the…Continue