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Home. Academic Language & Literacy - Home. Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas. Tools & Resources - Academic Language & Literacy. TESOL International Association. ESL Games: Proverbial Wisdom. The Game: The object of Proverbial Wisdom is to introduce students to well-known sayings that either refer to common knowledge or give advice.

ESL Games: Proverbial Wisdom

Proverbs contain truth and can be applied to events and activities in our daily lives. The goal of the game is to guess the proverb that is represented in the student’s drawing. Research Says: This game gives students a chance to “… learn, practice, and review specific language material” (How to Choose Games, Tyson, 2000). What You NeedLarge construction paper or poster board and colored markers or crayons for each student.

Print a different proverb on the back of each paper. After the students complete the drawings, they write the first word of the proverb under the picture, then skip the next word and draw dash marks to represent the number of letters in the word instead, write the third word, then draw dash marks for the fourth word, etc. What You DoStudents take turns presenting their proverb to the class. How to Play. Best Practices for English Language Learners. Language Castle - Better Early Education for Dual Language Learners. Language Development Opportunities. TagCrowd - make your own tag cloud from any text.

Best Practices for English Language Learners. Best Practices for English Language Learners. Literacy/ESL. Early Literacy Especially Important for ELLs A new study from Oregon State University (OSU) shows that English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in their primary language or in English.

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The study, published recently in the journal Educational Policy, is part of an emerging body of research examining the role that language acquisition plays in a student’s education. “This study shows that building literacy skills, in English or the child’s native language, prior to kindergarten can be helpful,” said Karen Thompson, an assistant professor of cultural and linguistic diversity in OSU’s College of Education and lead author of the study. “Having those academic language skills – the kind of language used in school to retell a story or explain a math problem – is likely going to set them on a path to success.” continue reading October 22nd, 2015 | Leave your comments Nevada Go.

ESL - English as a Second Language. Migrant Student Data and Recruitment. Launching Young Readers Series. Word Generation - Developing Academic Language. Mount Vernon School District. Washington Association for Bilingual Education. Washington Association for Bilingual Education. Thinking-Maps-WABE-2013-Vocabulary-Overview-Slides. LOOKING-FORWARD-2013. NABE Weekly eNews Archive. Bertha Castro knows that English is important to her family's success in Fort Collins — even if it's "very difficult" for her.

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Castro, 41, and her family have lived in Fort Collins for 14 years. Her native — and preferred — language is Spanish. source: Coloradoan Parents can help toddlers' language skills by showing them a variety of examples of different actions, according to new research. Previous research has shown that verbs pose particular difficulties to toddlers as they refer to actions rather than objects, and actions are... source: University of Liverpool via Science Daily Castellar Elementary in Omaha is a unique school. Source: KVNO News A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.

Source: THE Journal People blog, they don't lbog, and they schmooze, not mshooze. Source: The New York Times source: The Boston Globe. BilingualEdProgramWebinarApril26. English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com. English Language Development Standards - Resources. Education Vocabulary - Learn English Vocabulary. GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) are taken by secondary school students, at the age of 14-16 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar (in Scotland, the equivalent is the Standard Grade).

Education Vocabulary - Learn English Vocabulary

GCSE courses are taken in a variety of subjects, which are usually decided by the students themselves between the ages of 13 and 14 (in Year 9). Study of chosen subjects normally begins at age 14 (Year 10), and final examinations are then taken at age 16 (Year 11). At the end of the two-year GCSE course, each student receives a grade for each subject. These grades, from best to worst, are: A* (pronounced 'A-star') A B C D E F G. 10 Ways to Help ELLs Succeed in Math. When it comes to learning math, English language learners (ELLs) have a unique challenge.

10 Ways to Help ELLs Succeed in Math

Unlike most English-speaking students, ELLs have the task of learning a second language and learning content simultaneously. Contrary to popular assumption, language plays a critical role not just in reading and writing, but in learning mathematics as well. As a teacher, you're challenged with making math lessons comprehensible and with ensuring that students have the language to understand instruction and express their grasp of math concepts orally and in writing. Our panel of experts share ten ways to teach ELLs their ABCs and their 123s. 1 Create Vocabulary Banks.Charts that contain key math vocabulary words and phrases are helpful references for ELLs when discussing or writing about their math thinking, especially if the words are accompanied by illustrations. 2 Use manipulatives.Manipulatives are important tools that make math content comprehensible.

Colorín Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners. What the new standards mean for English language learners. WIDA. WIDA Can Do's. WIDA Resources. English Story Time / FrontPage. Get a Voki now!

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Younger Kid's Class Older Kid's Class Dear Parent, Each week your child and you can check this web site to discover more about the week's theme, sing songs, or read more about the books we read in the class. Just click the links above or on the sidebar on the right to find your way around. Have fun exploring! Sincerely, Shelly Terrell English Story Time Teacher Please visit the younger kid's page or the older kid's page for activities! Note: We have made some friends with children from New Zealand and Turkey.

Below you can see the Voicethread project we began with Elias and Nora! Content and Language Integrated Learning: Blend Language Learning with Language.