Monday, November 19, 2012

English Language Learners

I had the opportunity Friday to attend a workshop with our two English Language Learner teachers.  Our population of ELL students is over 30% so I really could use any extra help in my instruction.  Really all the tips could be helpful to all of our population.  The main point was that ELL students can answer higher order questions and do high level task, they just lack the language to get there, therefore you have to start at the basics to help give them the LANGUAGE tools to accomplish the higher level task.  They really encouraged visuals and graphic organizers to help students who speak no English understand.
On another note, three more days till TURKEY day, what is on your plate :)

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