Archive of Sheltered Instruction – ELL

Software Uses Auditory Methods to Boost Language Acquisition

Posted on May 05, 2011

New Study Sees Little Benefit for Staff Development in Math If a teacher gets intensive and well-designed professional development in a particular subject like math, this site you might imagine the opportunity is bound to pay dividends in the classroom. But don't bet on it, advice a new, link federally funded study suggests. The study on the cumulative impact of providing 7th grade math teachers with two years of professional development failed to discern a measurable impact on either teac

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
12 Steps to Better Writing for ELLs Thumbnail

12 Steps to Better Writing for ELLs

Posted on May 05, 2011

The increasing population of linguistically and culturally diverse students in our schools poses a challenge for classroom teachers who need to communicate with their families. Parents of English language learners may not be familiar with the practice of meeting with their child’s teacher and do not know what is expected of them during a parent-teacher conference. Many classroom teachers do not know how to communicate with parents who do not speak English and who are not familiar with U.S. sch

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Co-Teaching With ESL? Thumbnail

Co-Teaching With ESL?

Posted on May 05, 2011

The increasing population of linguistically and culturally diverse students in our schools poses a challenge for classroom teachers who need to communicate with their families. Parents of English language learners may not be familiar with the practice of meeting with their child’s teacher and do not know what is expected of them during a parent-teacher conference. Many classroom teachers do not know how to communicate with parents who do not speak English and who are not familiar with U.S. sch

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners Thumbnail

Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

Posted on May 05, 2011

Each student comes to school, troche not only with unique academic needs, more about but also with unique background experiences, viagra order culture, language, personality, interests, and attitudes toward learning. Effective teachers recognize that all of these factors affect how students learn in the classroom, and they adjust, or differentiate, their instruction to meet students' needs. Getting started...Read more HERE> Author: Karen Ford

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
ELL, SLD or Both? Thumbnail

ELL, SLD or Both?

Posted on May 05, 2011

When ELLs Struggle: Recognizing the Signs It is important for educators who are screening English language learners (ELLs) for learning difficulties to consider that some behaviors that are considered signs of a learning disability also resemble linguistic behaviors of students learning a second language (L2). In addition, buy the behaviors may reflect cultural differences or values of students coming to U.S. schools from other countries and educational systems. The following table highligh

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Differentiated Instruction Allows Students to Succeed Thumbnail

Differentiated Instruction Allows Students to Succeed

Posted on April 04, 2011

Treat Children Differently? One of the hardest things for a teacher to do is to treat students differently. It goes against our very nature. We are programmed to treat each child the same as we would treat any other child. No child deserves special privilege, website nor does any child deserve less attention—regardless of race, illness gender or academic ability. It grates on our nerves when that know-it-all student who always sits in the front row always demands time to show off. It fru

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
RTI in Reading for English Language Learners Thumbnail

RTI in Reading for English Language Learners

Posted on April 04, 2011

Return to Sender Schools continue to deliver new graduates into the workplace lacking the tech-based "soft skills" that businesses demand. Experts blame K-12's persistent failure to integrate technology. The upshot of this neglect, sales the report goes on to say, link is to leave students unsuited for a work environment in which knowing core subject content can be secondary to being able to use technology to demonstrate the so- called 21st century skills that employers now demand: "Even if

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Middle School Students Find Their Voice with Digital Cameras Thumbnail

Middle School Students Find Their Voice with Digital Cameras

Posted on April 04, 2011

Some years ago I taught a life skills class to a group of eighth grade boys. The curriculum I offered wasn't working. They were disengaged -- they wouldn't read, medicine write, or talk about what I wanted them to talk about -- and they were mounting a rebellion. "What is going on with you?" I confronted them; I was losing my patience. Credit: "My World" project by ASCEND students. Their retort: "You know nothing about our lives. You don't know what it's like to live in the neighborhoods we li

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Primary Language Support for English Language Learners Thumbnail

Primary Language Support for English Language Learners

Posted on March 03, 2011

What is RTI? Response to Intervention is a process for providing supports to students. It is not a program, patient a curriculum, or a mechanism for identifying students for special education services. Most importantly, RTI is not ever a place where you send students! Here are three good definitions: IDEA Partnership’s Fundamentals for Educators and their Partners defines RTI as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning ra

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy Thumbnail

Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy

Posted on March 03, 2011

tommy, ed i tried to add a youtube link at the bottom, rx the code shows up but not the video, purchase can you fix it please Introduction How can some people keep smiling and thriving through a career of confronting the tough to teach and the tough to lead? It’s simple, of course. All you have to be is a highly effective, tragic optimist who understands that the situation is hopeless, but not serious! WHATEVER! This article presents many reasonable ideas designed to protect the protector

Continue ReadingLeave a Comment