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
One of the biggest social studies topics in K, 1st, and 2nd is community helpers. Firefighters, police officers, teachers, and servers, these community helpers are important for our students to learn about. ELL’s love to learn about these neighborhood helpers as well. Although it sometimes becomes a little difficult for them to remember which helper does which job. I have always loved reviewing ... Read More about Quick and Easy Community Helpers Activities For Every ELL Classroom
I have been teaching English Language Learners for about eight years now and I have had many unique experiences throughout those eight years. I often look back upon my years and realize how different it was from the year before. That is one reason I love teaching ELLs. Another reason I love ELLs is because I often get to see new faces in my classroom every year but also familiar faces. Now, I have ... Read More about An ELL Teacher Toolbox: 8 Tips, Tricks, and Strategies You’ll Absolutely Need Guaranteed!