04
September
2018

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back!!! Here a few ideas to help English language learners that may be new to your class, school and community: Give students time to adjust and acclimatize to not only a new language but the routines that may be very different from previous school experiences It is okay (and normal) for a student to […]

14
May
2018

ELL Communication Skills

One strategy that can be used in every content area and every level is group work (2s, 3s, or more) to build communication skills.  Building opportunities into the day for students to discuss and use specific language skills in order to build: Speaking fluency Listening skills Asking & answering questions Negotiating for a purpose Academic […]

12
March
2018

Resources

Wanted to share a quick list of a few web based resources for helping with English Language learners develop their English skills.   Always preview a website prior to use: for safety to be familiar with the content, to better help show an ELL student where to go on the site.  

12
March
2018

Save the Date

On May 11, 2018 in the Dr. Kearney Middle School Library, we will be doing an English Language Learning session for teachers K – 12 to discuss strategies and connections to curriculum.  Bring a lesson, unit and a piece of technology to work with for the afternoon.

10
January
2018

Welcome 2018!!!

Welcome back & Happy New Year!!! Here is a poster with some strategies for working with English Language Learners in the classroom. If you open the poster link, you will be able to connect with the websites on the poster, (I really like the PWIM video!) ELL Poster1