Do you want to know how you can better support the English language learners in your classroom?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
My hope is to share any tips, tools, and resources that I find helpful in teaching our youngest English language learners. Whether you are new to the classroom or a veteran who wants a little inspiration, I hope you can find what you need to help your students succeed.
This article gives us a look into a school located in a city where 46% of the residents are immigrants.
In this article , the author shares some insight from teachers who have worked with immigrant students and their families.
Did you know June is Caribbean Heritage Month? Celebrate with one (or all!) of these picture books that highlight the diversity of life on the islands:
If summer is still a few days away for you, now is the perfect time to find out how you can help your students continue learning all summer long, avoiding the dreaded summer slide. This article provides a handy list to consider as you send your ELLs off on the next part of their educational journey.
Helping ELLs Avoid the Summer Slide
While not all researchers agree on a critical or sensitive period for acquiring a second language, many studies show that those who acquire their second language by the age of five attain a higher level of English proficiency than those who do so later in life. This new study shows that the “crucial period” lasts much longer…
How do professional baseball players from other countries feel about being ELLs? I came across this article about how important it is for teammates to communicate with one another and what they do to help each other out. This would be great to share with ELLs in the classroom, especially if you have Cincinnati Reds fans!
It can be difficult to determine if an ELL is struggling because they are in the process of learning English or because they have a learning disability. This guide, created by NYC Department of Education, discusses the answers to questions about how to tell the difference and what classroom teachers can do to help.
Language Acquisition or Learning Disability?
I recently visited with a family from Eritrea and learned a lot about their culture and traditions. Before meeting them, I researched their home country to learn what I could about their language, religion, customs, etc., but before this, I had very little knowledge about Eritrea. This article gives an overview of what you should know as a teacher if you have students from Eritrea in your classroom.
Do you have students from Eritrea? Is there anything you would add?