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.
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My school district is currently offering Rosetta Stone licenses for our newcomers. Students that qualify…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on November 3, 2015 at 9:24pm
Executive function is a set of mental skills that help you get things done. These skills are controlled by an area of the brain called the frontal lobe. When executive function isn't working as it should, your behavior is less controlled. This can affect your ability to: work or go to school, do things independently, or maintain relationships.
Posted by Brandy De Alba on October 25, 2015 at 10:00am
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