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Ways to think for gifted students. Two lesson plans for gifted education. Gifted resources for critical thinking. Gifted resources on creativity. Popcycle sticks. Sentence Frames. Vocabulary Cartoon. Transition Words. Exit Slips. Visual imagry. Summerizing. Anticipation Guide. Venn Diagrams. Alaphebet Matching. Paragraph Hanburger. Reader's theatre. Using the arts to build preposition vocabulary: Things for a meal. Paragraph Shrinking. Reciprocal Teaching. Concept Maps. Syllable Games. Choral Reading. Word Maps. List-group-label. Descriptive Writing. Math through Movement. Picto-spelling. Compound words. How to implement VTS. Home - Visual Thinking Strategies. Classroom Strategies.

ARTSEDGE: Supporting Individual Needs: Supporting ELLs with the Arts. Getting Started You don’t have to be an artist yourself—though everyone is, whether they know it or not—to open the door to using arts as a way to support your English language learners throughout the curriculum.

ARTSEDGE: Supporting Individual Needs: Supporting ELLs with the Arts

The capacity to learn is limitless, and students learning English have the experience of growing up with at least two languages and cultures. Building Vocabulary Of ELLs By Talking About Art. Untitled Document. Volume II - 1994 The Role of Art in Language Learning by Catriona R.

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Moore, Judith A. Koller, and Maria Kreie Arago Catriona Moore, Judith Koller, and Maria Kreie Arago recently finished the postbaccalaureate program in second languages and cultures education at the University of Minnesota. Catriona Moore teaches ESL at Hayden Heights Elementary School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she and her students continue to explore the role of art in ESL. Language through Art (Beginning Level)

Welcome to the beginning level of the J.

Language through Art (Beginning Level)

Paul Getty Museum's innovative Language through Art: An ESL Enrichment Curriculum! We hope that you and your students will find these lessons and materials rewarding as you explore together the ways in which looking at and expressing ideas about art helps to improve language skills. Historically, education departments in art museums have focused on using works of art to engage with art history and artistic practices. In recent years, museums have been reconsidering the relevancy of an art historical focus to their local communities.

In Los Angeles, where the J. The curriculum provides important resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, while engaging English language learners. Using the Lesson Plans The materials are divided into three themes: People, Things, and Places. Within each theme, there are three lesson topics with student activities for each of those lessons. Credits The J. Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly? Guest post by Deb Hanson of Crafting Connections Do you have any ELLs in your classroom this year?

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, an estimated 4.4 million students in the United States are ELLs (English Language Learners)! Crafty Teacher Lady: Critical Thinking Skills Posters. Hello everyone out there in blog-land!

Crafty Teacher Lady: Critical Thinking Skills Posters

It's been a super crazy busy start to this school year so I've been a bit MIA on the blog (but you can find me on Instagram more often)! iTeach Third: Vocabulary Support. Hi!

iTeach Third: Vocabulary Support

I'm Kelli from Tales of a Tenacious Teacher and am beyond THRILLED and FLATTERED to be a guest blogger here at iTeach Third! *FREE* Prepositions Printable - Life of a Homeschool Mom. Life of a Homeschool Mom Balancing Marriage, Motherhood, Homemaking, and Home Education *FREE* Prepositions Printable December 29, 2014 by Life of a Homeschool Mom Team 1 Comment Teaching your kids the prepositions has never been easier!

*FREE* Prepositions Printable - Life of a Homeschool Mom

The Teacher Treasury’s FREE Prepositions Printable is the easy answer! You may also like: Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning. Did you know that comfort foods such as ice cream, chips, cereal, and cookies can impact children's health, behaviors and ability to learn?

Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning

As a child, I learned that I was allergic to preservatives, and once I got off of processed foods, I felt tremendous cognitive gains. There is a multitude of reported, dietary remedies for students with learning disabilities and ADHD, however, what works for one individual often does not work for another. The reason for this is that each individual has their own background, genetic makeup, and sensitivities. As a result, finding a natural remedy can be a bit of a process, but I believe that it is best to address the cause then to treat the symptoms with medications. In Praise of Think-Pair-Share. Think-pair-share has gotten a bad rap.

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share

In July of 2013, just as I was starting this blog, I read a snarky piece where the author slammed administrators’ use of the strategy in faculty meetings. The piece got a lot of attention, lots of thumbs-up, but I felt kind of indignant. Because I LOVE think-pair-share. It’s as flexible and at-the-ready as a 16-year-old gymnast on Red Bull. It’s the first strategy I explain to people who have no teacher training but have found themselves in a position to teach. I do, however, think there’s a right way and a wrong way to use it. Listen Now: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) If you thought this was helpful, stick around.Join my mailing list and never miss another post.