English as a Second Language
True or False: Curiosity drives good writing. (this is based on a youtube convo i saw with author John Garner)
Would anyone be interested in participating in a research study? The only requirements are to be a school district employee and have a child in the district with special needs. Please help! https://bit.ly/3bnxykH
Does anyone have any ideas how to teach ESL students online, especially Newcomers and non-proficient ELs?
I teach beginning elementary ELs. As we prepare for remote teaching, the administration doesn’t plan to distribute any technology. How to I help families and non readers access activities?!?
How are my fellow ESL teachers and students doing during this time? Do your students have work to do at home?
Any ideas for teaching ESL students (especially those with very limited English and formal schooling skills, computer skills) virtually bc of the corona virus?
I teach first grade at a Spanish-English bilingual school with Spanish as the primary language for most. Waffles are some good reading fluency building ideas and activities for English learners?
Good anchor novels to read with middle school newcomers? I need something high interest and timely, yet still accessible.
WIDA people. How do you do your ACCESS testimg? 4 sessions in 4 days? 2 sessions each day with a break? Or other? Who does your testing?
Any resources or websites available to help my ESOL students learned biology? It is taxing for students who speak English, I want my ESOL students to have a fighting chance.
Forgive me if this has already been addressed, but how do you handle teaching a student in an EOC course who does not speak any English? I feel like it is cruel to have them take an EOC in English.
I have Newcomers and push in to content classes. The teachers seem like we are just a hassle and like they shouldn't be responsible for teaching ESL students.
What are the different ways that you prep for WIDA? I'm having the kids use Flipgrip to practice the speaking portion. Any ideas for good prompts?
Just found a free interactive powerpoint on TpT to prepare students for ACCESS. Enjoy! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ACCESS-Test-Interactive-Practice-and-Tips-5160501?fbclid=IwAR1VxENO8L5_LBADJgZDNdr8Ecgi3YtUYPMsU657YBKwko2glWMcLn_fm8s
I just got a new student who was placed in 6th grade. However, based on her age and schooling, she should be in 7th. I talked to her and she agrees. Have you ever advocated for a student to be placed in a differnt grade?
Has anyone else noticed a drop in enrollment of ESL students since the immigration policies have changed?