English as a Second Language

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For ESL teachers to share ideas, tips, and other important ESL stuff.

I have a new Chinese student who is terrified to speak, but she does very well in writing. She's been in US schools for over a year. Is this just the silent period?

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Has anyone used IXL for Language Arts? Is it appropriate for ELs?

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Is it worth it to teach ESL students terms like nouns and verbs when they need to learn to speak for communication and just gain vocabulary?

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We have ESL students who speak languages like Mongolian that no one in our school speaks and can translate. How do I communicate with parents? How do I get them to feel more welcome/comfortable?

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So, I have 1 class of SLIFE students (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Ed). What are some good life skills to teach them to help them adapt? A lot of them will be able to work soon.

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I'll be giving the WIDA test for my ESL students for the first time in January. Any tips to prepare them?

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Really wanting to do some kind of PBL with my 4th/5th graders. I want it to be relevant to them. Any ideas to get us going?

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I’m trying to write a grant for iPads for my DL class - what apps do you use/ have used that would be useful for that specific group? We especially need to focus on language development across content

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I'm looking for a pictogram I found once. it's the story of Life told through signatures of a man gets married you see mr. And mrs. Life goes on, one dies,later, later child takes over. I did google

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I am transitioning into a ESL and interventionist role this coming school year! I’ve taught 3rd-4th grade. What is the ONE thing you wish you knew going into your ESL teaching job? I’d love any advice

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I created a ESOL Google Classroom for my school system in 18-19. It was received with a little hesitation from lots of content area teachers and administrators.

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If anyone has any strategies or helpful tips I would love to hear it!

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Kindergarten Teacher

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Would it be helpful to have a google drive folder so we can share resources?

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