This FALL Label it! Write About It! activity is sure to be a hit with your English Language learners as well as all kindergarten and first grade students. Watch the video preview above! It is aligned to Common Core Standards and can be used in a writing center, small group or whole group. It can also be used as a fun morning work activity. Nine Label It! Write about it! activities are ... Read More about Engage your Ells with these Fall Label It, Write About It, Activities!
Do you need another way to build excitement and enjoyment of learning for your students? Try pairing fiction and nonfiction texts. Pairing fiction and nonfiction texts is an authentic way to integrate Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. It can provide the bridge our ELLs need, as well as providing benefit to all students. It is a great way to build vocabulary and show children the same ... Read More about Raise the Rigor for ELL’s by Pairing Text
Every year I have teachers ask me how to help their English Language Learner newcomers. Always remember to raise the rigor and make the content accessible based on their WIDA Can Do descriptors. Some states have a different way to measure language skills so make sure you ask about that. Here are a few simple ways to immediately help your precious students! 1. Smile! Remember that your ... Read More about 10 Helpful Tips for Teaching ELL’s
This ESL teaching resource contains everything you need to help make your English Language Learners transition into the classroom easier! It will quickly have your students speaking, hearing, reading and writing essential Classroom vocabulary words. I made it when I became an ESL teacher and couldn't find any good resources to use with lots of picture support. It includes 5 days of ESL lesson ... Read More about Useful ELL Activities to Immediately Increase School Vocabulary
Can you imagine walking into a classroom and only understanding a few words your teacher is saying, if any? How do you build a relationship and help your students feel at home? We all have a universal understanding of body language. I try to always greet my little ones with a big smile while looking into their sweet little faces. I teach kindergarten and first grade ELL’s and love to see my ... Read More about What to Teach Your ELL’s During the First Week of School