Improve Students’ English Language Skills: Academic Discourse, Word Interaction & Read Alouds

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend and present at the SIOP National Conference at the end of June. Although I gained a lot of ideas & strategies I can bring to my class, here are 3 things I hope to apply to my classroom this year: 1) Prepare students for a broader … Continue reading Improve Students’ English Language Skills: Academic Discourse, Word Interaction & Read Alouds

Rethinking the DBQ

Offering students productive diversity creates memorable learning experiences because they are tailored to students interests & needs. Productive diversity encourages learning activities in which students: are designers of knowledge work collaboratively to offer feedback differentiate the process & pace of learning reach similar but high goals I recently tried to offer English Language Learners productive … Continue reading Rethinking the DBQ

Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs

As we near the beginning of the school year, I thought it would be helpful for me to brush up on some strategies and develop a few more tools for the teaching toolbox this year. Below are some guides that I found helpful, see links below.  ELLs and Social Studies (NYU)  Analyzes difficulties with multiple … Continue reading Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs