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!
You probably noticed from my last blog post that I love lapbooks. I find them versatile and helpful in so many aspects when teaching English to students. At he beginning of the year I introduce lapbooks and start with my fall lapbook. It is the perfect activity to pair with some freshly cut up apples or a book about pumpkins and bats! This blog post is going to be all about tips and ... Read More about Lapbook Ideas: 5 Ways To Easily Extend The Use of Your Fall Lapbook
I am obsessed with creating lapbooks with my ELL students. There is just something about them. I don’t know if it's the cutting and glueing or the end product. But, I love seeing my ELL newcomers work through creating them and then using them to help learn our vocabulary. I have created a couple different lapbooks. My favorite is the human body lapbook. Why I Love The Human Body Lapbook (and ... Read More about Human Body Lapbook: Why I Love This Resource For English Language Learners
Reading is one of the biggest challenges for mostly all students. The English language has so many rules, exceptions, words that don’t follow the rules or exceptions. It can all become so confusing for students. Reading for English language learners is a whole new ball game. Reading for English language learners can be very challenging. I was always looking for some new ways to get my ... Read More about Reading For English Language Learners: How to Win The Competition
English Language Learners elementary activities can sometimes be difficult to find, especially ELL Curriculum. As teachers, we definitely have the want and need to always give our students the best lessons, the best teaching models and the best steps into the world. When you are an ELL teacher, these lessons, models and steps, become even more important. We want to make sure we have put ... Read More about 3 Reasons You Will Love This ELL Curriculum