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7 Things Teachers Can Do to Support Developing ELL Students

Developing English language learners have enough foundational language skills to fictions fairly well in the classroom. However, they still need supports, especially around academic vocabulary, language conventions, and new concepts and content. Here are some of my favourite ways teachers can explicitly support developing English language learners.language conventions: PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF FINISHED WORK Students at… Continue reading 7 Things Teachers Can Do to Support Developing ELL Students

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6 Tools, Strategies, and Tasks for Emerging ELL Students

I’ve written about the things teachers can do specifically to support emerging English language learners. Here, I want to specifically focus on the tools, strategies, and tasks we can provide emerging ELL students with to help find success. These are great activities for them to access in a variety of classes and grades. Check them… Continue reading 6 Tools, Strategies, and Tasks for Emerging ELL Students

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6 Things Teachers Can Do To Support Emerging ELL Students

Working with emerging English language learners is hard work, but there are a lot of things teachers can do to support these kiddos. Unlike beginning ELL students, emerging students are a bit more settled and have a higher vocabulary. They’ve especially become more comfortable with slang and everyday language. This can be a tricky level… Continue reading 6 Things Teachers Can Do To Support Emerging ELL Students

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14 Tools, Strategies, and Tasks for Beginning English Language Learners

There are so many ways we can help to support our beginning ELL students. These kiddos have often gone through a lot, and anything we can do to support them is wonderful. I’ve posted before about things that teachers can do to help support our beginning English language learners. Here, I’m going to chat about… Continue reading 14 Tools, Strategies, and Tasks for Beginning English Language Learners

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11 Things Teachers Can Do to Support Beginning English Language Learners

Having students in our classes who are brand new to the English language can be tricky. However, we teachers are a crazy smart bunch, and we can definitely find effective ways to support these kiddos! I always try to keep in mind how nervous these students must be; they probably won’t ask for help. Not… Continue reading 11 Things Teachers Can Do to Support Beginning English Language Learners

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9 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Listening Skills

Listening skills can be some of the most challenging to build and assess because they just aren’t tangible. So, we have to find ways to make them more clear and easier to quantify. There are several different ways to do this, teachers just need to be creative. In fact, listening skills are probably my favourite… Continue reading 9 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Listening Skills

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9 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Speaking Skills

Speaking is one of the most fun skills to build when working with English language learners! It’s great to have time in class for conversation, discussions, games, and so on. Often as teachers, we don’t provide enough time in class for speaking. This is especially true with students building English skills. No wonder slang and… Continue reading 9 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Speaking Skills

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6 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Writing Skills

Building writing skills in English language learners is, thankfully, one of the easiest skills we can assign and assess. Writing is tangible and we can fit it easily into the majority of classes we teach. That being said, we also need to make sure that the tasks we’re asking our english language learners to complete… Continue reading 6 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Writing Skills

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6 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Reading Skills

Reading skills are generally easier to assess than something like listening skills, but there are a lot more ways to build and assess them than simply using standardized tests. In fact, reading skills can be some of the most fun to build and grade because there are a ton of ways for teachers to be… Continue reading 6 Ways to Assess and Build ELL Reading Skills

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Understanding English Language Learner Teaching Strands

There are four main strands used when acquiring any new language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here, I will break down each strand when we're teaching English language learners in our classroom. What it looks like and ways to assess and build these skills. Sme of these strands may seem more difficult to understand and… Continue reading Understanding English Language Learner Teaching Strands