Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners

09/12/2016

Find the following at:  https://www.edutopia.org/article/resources-for-teaching-english-language-learners-ashley-cronin?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow


BICS and CALP Explained by Cummins

29/04/2015

What better way to learn about theoretical constructs than by the person who invented them?  Watch the video here to learn about BICS and CALP:

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/56112120″>Dr Jim Cummins explains the differences between BICS and CALP.</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/teachaway”>Teach Away Inc.</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Language Acquisition and Learning, a Discussion of Psychological Aspects

29/01/2015

Read an interesting article here about the role of immersion on language proficiency.  Read “Learning Languages in the Classroom and “in the Wild”.  Second language learning and embodied cognition” here https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-bilingual/201501/learning-languages-in-the-classroom-and-in-the-wild


Learning English isn’t Enough

22/01/2015

Reclaiming The Language for Social Justice

By  Dr. Timothy Boals , WIDA Executive Director, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Originally published for WCER on December 2, 2013.  The original post is here. 

For years we’ve heard the debate about whether teachers should use bilingual or English-only instruction when teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). This debate overlooks a more important issue: How can educators ensure ELLs’ overall academic success—not merely their acquisition of basic English?

The argument about educating ELLs is often more political than pedagogical. Framing the issue in terms of which approach is best for “learning English” has misled educators and the public. Learning English is simply not enough when the majority of students are also learning math, science, social studies, the regular English language arts curriculum, and many other subjects.

Policy makers and the public remain largely unconvinced of the role of the student’s native language and the need…

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Socratic Circles and the Common Core: An Introduction (Part I

11/12/2014


ESL Methods

05/12/2014

Good article “What we talk about when we talk about best practices: Methods and approaches”  sheds some light in the differentiation of methods and approaches.  who needs a refresher?  Read here:  http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-best-practices-methods-and-approaches/education


CALLA Model for Instruction

21/11/2014

ELL Guidebook

The CALLA model is especially helpful for teachers of ELL students in content classes. This helps them develop the appropriate vocabulary and skills for each content area and each type of learner.

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