ELL Newcomers welcome opportunities to feel connected and engaged with their classsmates. I love using Inside-Outside Circles to give all my students the opportunity to talk and share with each other. It can be use used in so many ways! So what is it? Inside-Outside Circle Purpose: To develop oral language through interaction with class members. Activity: Students are divided ... Read More about Inside-Outside Circle, An Interactive Strategy you Can Use with your ELL Newcomers Tomorrow!
This Apple and Pumpkins Writing Activity for Kindergarten - Second Graders is both Digital (Use with Google Classroom) and Printable! Everyone loves apples and pumpkins! Let's compare & contrast them in this fun writing activity. Great for primary English language learners to help prepare them for WIDA ACCESS Writing Assessments. What's ... Read More about Apples and Pumpkins Fun & Easy Writing Activities for Kids To Do Now!
Snowball is definitely one of many easy ELL strategies to use in your classroom. Your English Language Learners will love it! Consequently, you will have your ELL students listening, speaking, reading, and writing so quickly! Even more all your students enjoy it. So how do you use it? How to Use What Teachers Say Using Snowball With Students Used with Literacy My students were ... Read More about Try Snowball for Easy ELL Strategies Made Fun!
Do you sometimes ask yourself how to improve English speaking skills with your ELLS? English Language Learners may sometimes be hesitant to speak. Similarly they may be shy or may feel they will say something wrong in English. This ELL speaking strategy is fun and will motivate them to practice speaking. In addition it can be used with all content based instruction. Your students will love ... Read More about How to Improve English Speaking Skills with Your ELLS
We have all heard a student, or two, or ten say the dreaded sentence “I can’t do this!”. It is a hard sentence to hear and even harder sentence to process because we as teachers all want to respond with “Yes, you can!” Our minds believe every student will be successful at all standards and skills (eventually). The WIDA Can Do Descriptors are a staple in my ELL classroom and I look back at them ... Read More about WIDA Can Do Descriptors: How To Make Skills Achievable For English Language Learners