RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Thu Dec 15, 2011 23:43

I’ve only had the opportunity to teach ELL children one year and I had four in my classroom that year. In my reading lessons I had “anticipation guides” to try to assess what they already knew in English contexts. I would collaborate with our ELL teacher that pulled these children to see how I could connect their misconceptions/lack of knowledge to what they knew in Spanish. We tried to work together to build their vocabulary skills as well as oral language- among other things- across languages.

I like how you used different modalities to get them to understand the meaning of the story. Visuals/graphic organizers are effective in meeting many students’ needs and I think your research shows that it can be used for ELL populations as well. I have heard of the WIDA standards and SIOP lesson planning for ELL learners. I wonder if it would be effective to incorporate these ideas into your classroom to meet all of your students, EC, ELL, AIG?

  • RE: - Rachel Hicks, Sun Dec 4 12:44
    I agree with you that our schools are becoming more and more diverse. It is something that we as educators need to stay ahead of the curve. We need always be on the look out for strategies that will... more
    • RE: - crousejs, Thu Dec 15 23:43
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RE 5040 Fall 2011