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Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners. In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Jennifer Himmel of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners.

Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners

Her overview includes: what a language objective issteps that teachers can take to create language objectiveshow to implement language objectives in a general education classroomhow to align objectives to content and language standardsideas and resources on how to support teachers as they become familiar with this practice. Language Objectives: An Overview Mrs. Shell has been teaching eighth grade math for twelve years. As Mrs. Academic English Generally speaking, academic English is the language of schooling and the language that helps students acquire and use the content area knowledge taught in schools (Anstrom, DiCerbo, Butler, Katz, Millet, & Rivera, 2010). BICS & CALP - English Language Learners on the "Write" Path - LibGuides at Dalton State College.

Page 3 There are many myths about second-language acquisition, and they often get in the way of our understanding of ELLs.

BICS & CALP - English Language Learners on the "Write" Path - LibGuides at Dalton State College

#ECG2016ELL #ECG2016. #ECG2016ELL #ECG2016 Finally, I encourage everyone to consider Cummins's BICS/CALP quadrants when teaching. #ECG2016ELL #ECG2016 FACIL: I also use power verbs as connectives rather than just but, so, therefore. Learning. Videos: EAL Teaching. These videos show either direct examples of good teaching practice for the benefit of EAL learners or are talks about strategies / approaches to good EAL teaching practice.

Videos: EAL Teaching

Showing results for "EAL Teaching" Playlist. What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew. How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards. Call me bass-ackwards, but I don't design projects around the Common Core Standards.

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

I design projects based on what I believe are engaging topics that encourage my curriculum. Having said that, I don't neglect them either. Edutopia. You know the hardest thing about teaching with project-based learning?


Explaining it to someone. It seems to me that whenever I asked someone the definition of PBL, the description was always so complicated that my eyes would begin to glaze over immediately. So to help you in your own musings, I've devised an elevator speech to help you clearly see what's it all about. PBL: The Elevator Speech. Giving immediate correction to ESL students’ spoken errors. In my last post, I wrote that I normally focus on errors which are: common to several learners; orrepeated (by one or more students); andeither involve language our students should already be familiar with; orare at a level just beyond that of our students (to help them expand their range of vocabulary or enhance their grammatical competence a little).

Giving immediate correction to ESL students’ spoken errors

Over the next few posts, I’ll go into a little more detail about when might be a good idea to correct students’ mistakes, and look at some different ways of correcting them. Hopefully, these notes will be of some use to less experienced teachers or those who have yet to get a CELTA or equivalent qualification. When might we shy away from correcting student errors? I’ve listed some possible answers below. Exploring the Advantages of Using Rubrics. “I don’t believe in giving students rubrics,” a faculty member told me recently.

Exploring the Advantages of Using Rubrics

“They’re another example of something that waters down education.” I was telling him about a study I’d just read that documented some significant improvement in student papers when students used a detailed rubric to guide their preparation of the research paper. I wasn’t very articulate in my response to him and decided I’d use this post to explore some of the issues involved in sharing rubrics and grading criteria with students.

“I don’t understand what you want on this assignment.” It’s one of those comments teachers don’t like to hear from students, and rubrics, checklists, or the grading criteria offer constructive ways to respond. How to Give Students Meaningful Feedback. Resources >> Browse Articles >> Assessment, Grading & Evaluations Featured Author: Nina Smith Nina Smith is a pedagogical consultant who helps teachers to thrive in their profession.

How to Give Students Meaningful Feedback

She is also an educator, teacher trainer and a mother of four. Nina has taught preschoolers as well as elementary age students, teenagers and adults, enjoying each experience. Originally Nina comes from Finland, where she studied educational psychology and also earned her M.Ed from the University of Jyvaskyla. Being a teacher means that you are wearing many hats at the same time. EAL Academy. Practical Ideas on Alternative Assessment for ESL Students. Before a unit of study, teachers can have students fill in the K and W columns by asking them what they know about the topic and what they would like to know by the end of the unit.

Practical Ideas on Alternative Assessment for ESL Students

This helps to keep students focused and interested during the unit and gives them a sense of accomplishment when they fill in the L column following the unit and realize that they have learned something. Back to the Table of Contents Oral Performances Or Presentations Performance-based assessments include interviews, oral reports, role plays, describing, explaining, summarizing, retelling, paraphrasing stories or text material, and so on. Teacher Section. List three things you have learned today List three things your neighbour has learned today 60 second challenge – sum up Write the new words you have learned this lesson and what they mean in ICT (also alternative meanings in other curriculum areas) Write three/five top tips for… The answer is … what is the question?

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Take one minute to compose two sentences in your head to explain what we have learnt and how we have learnt it, using the key words from the lesson Where can you use/apply this skill in other areas of ICT or in other subjects? In pairs, answer this question on a post-it/sheet, stick it on the board and review. Examples of Formative Assessment. When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening.

The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning. Why Use Authentic Assessment?

Why Use Authentic Assessment? The question "Why use authentic assessment? " is not meant to suggest that you have to choose between traditional assessments such as tests and more authentic or performance assessments. Often, teachers use a mix of traditional and authentic assessments to serve different purposes. This section, then, attempts to explain why teachers might choose authentic assessments for certain types of judgments and why authentic assessments have become more popular in recent years. Fregeau - Assessing ELLs in ESL or Mainstream Classrooms: Quick Fixes for Busy Teachers. The Internet TESLJournal By Laureen A. Fregeau and Robert D. Leierlfregeau{at} and rdl0002{at}auburn.eduUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, Alabama), Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama, USA) Introduction One result of the Lau vs. Nichols 1974 Supreme Court Decision is that students who do not speak English as their first language must be provided instructional and assessment modifications so they have the opportunity to be academically successful (Ovando, Collier, & Combs, 2006).

Many (ELLs) are now mainstreamed into regular classrooms. Taking a test can be a very frustrating experience for an English Language Learner. Inclusive Education -Breaking Barriers. “The world needs all kinds of minds” – Temple Grandin Hello There, Today is the international day of persons with disabilities and it is not an ordinary day to remember their rights but also a day to reflect what we have done to include millions of people around the globe in our society and also in our classroom. First of all, Do we really know what means inclusion? Bradley - Scaffolding Academic Learning for Second Language Learners. The Internet TESL Journal Karen Sue Bradley & Jack Alden Bradleykfksb00 [at] tamuk.eduTexas A&M University (Kingsville, Texas, USA) Introduction What is meant by the term scaffolding? "Scaffolding refers to providing contextual supports for meaning through the use of simplified language, teacher modeling, visuals and graphics, cooperative learning and hands-on learning" (Ovando, Collier, & Combs, 2003, p. 345).

The teacher of second language learners has to facilitate that support. Then, "as students become more proficient, the scaffold is gradually removed" (Diaz-Rico & Weed, 2002, p. 85). SEALL – Supporting EAL Learners. Most classrooms are decorated with students’ work, info graphs and posters. Making active and creative use of all the languages in your classroom. I was recently at the third annual BELTA Day conference in Brussels, organised by the excellent Belgian English Language Teachers’ Association. Whilst there, I saw a really fascinating presentation by a local teacher called Joris Van Den Bosch. Making active and creative use of all the languages in your classroom. Thanasoulas - What is Learner Autonomy and How Can It Be Fostered. A Language Immersion Story.

Module 4.Lesson 5.Video 1. Grammar and vocabulary: seven ways to help students enjoy grammar. Coursera. ASCD Express 9.17 - Introducing Academic Vocabulary. Transitional Words and Phrases. Transitional Words and Phrases.