This ready-to-use mini grammar unit aims to provide a framework for the student to systematically learn and use articles in their spoken and written English. Slides included.
Redefining Productivity for ELLs in the Writing Workshop
I kept trying to get better at giving students more independent writing time and ensure I conferred with every student every day. Yet, my ELLs continued to struggle in both their language proficiency and productivity. They wrote the least number of pieces every year.
5 Ways in which Writing Conferences must Differ for ELLs
As I endeavored to practice what I learned, I found that conferences with a few of my students were more difficult than the most difficult examples in the books. I was stumped by blank stares and students who said, “I don’t understand what you’re saying,” or “Ok, but what should I do now?”
Considerations for Teaching Conventions to ELLs
Teaching conventions seems to be the most straightforward part of teaching English. Learning conventions, though, doesn’t come easy, especially to ELLs.
Include ELLs by Including “Mainstream” Students
The paradoxical truth about teaching is that you can be an excellent teacher to all students only by being an excellent teacher to one student at a time.
Preventing ELLs’ Failure in Writing Workshop
“One of the burdens of privilege is the outsider’s perspective.”
4 Reasons to Choose Writing Workshop for ELLs
If finding the words that seem to be stuck in your throat is not finding your voice, then what is?