Archive for the ‘English Language Learners’ Category

Sheltered Instruction Webinar Series

Are you seeking interactive and at-your-fingertips methods for increasing engagement for your ELL students? This five part webinar series will cover the key components of sheltered instruction to make content comprehensible for ELLs.  Throughout the series, participants will receive information about requirements, practical classroom application of strategies, as well as a variety of easy-to-use resources.  […]

ELL Strategies in the PBL Framework Online Modules

Overview: This part module series is designed to address the incorporation of English language learning strategies within your PBL model using the English Language Proficiency Standards. Areas of Emphasis: English Language Proficiency Standards, Implementation of Sheltered Instruction strategies & PBL Model Essentials Sign Up Now: FA1430355 (Module 1)  FA1430918 (Module 2) FA1430939 (Module 3) FA1430940 (Module 4) […]

English Language Learners as Writers

Author: Dana Ellis, Write for Texas Instructional Coach According to school accountability data tables, students who are limited English proficient typically struggle in mastering writing skills behind their native English speaking peers. In some ways, this reality is not wholly unpredictable. After all, it takes both knowledge of a language and time experimenting with it […]

Sentence Stems

Author: Joseph Kanke, Write for Texas Instructional Coach Sentence stems are a writing scaffold which provide students the opportunity to effectively respond using complete sentences.  When provided this scaffold, the pressure of having to think about how to formulate a response is alleviated. There are four key steps to making sentence stems work with your […]

Increase Student Interaction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Authors: Monica Gonzalez, Education Specialist, ESL/Bilingual “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin   According to TEA’s reports there are 817,165 ELL students in Texas, 456,051 enrolled in bilingual education, and 310,812 enrolled in English as a Second Language.  There are over 120 different […]

Best Practices for Teaching Beginner English Language Learners (ELLs) at the Secondary Level

Author:   Oryan Landa, ESL Instructional Coach    A LOOK AT OUR INTERVENTIONS Walk into just about any secondary campus today and you are bound to find a teacher wondering what to do with a student who doesn’t speak English. And for a teacher who might have a class of 30 students, knowing how to meet […]

Student Interaction at the Secondary Level; Increasing Language Development for ELLs

Author:  Trish Flores, Bilingual/ESL Specialist   Engaging students at high levels of interaction is a goal for today’s schools.  High levels of interaction ensure that students are learning to use metacognitive skills to reflect on what they are learning and how they are learning.  Meaningful interactions create opportunities for students to practice what they are […]

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