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Anabel Gonzalez 🍎 Aug 18
As we start the school year, let’s honor and respect our students by pronouncing their names correctly or as they would like to be called. This poem makes the point perfectly.
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Carlota Holder Aug 12
I made these language objective visual cards for teachers! I took my LOCO cheat sheet and some images to match! I hope Ts can use these to write objectives, but also for newcomers to see the language they’ll be using! I saw something similar at
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karen nemeth Aug 12
A6 in my dreams I hope some day there will be no special PD about teaching English learners because EVERY PD provider or webinar or resource would automatically be clear on how to support ELs!!
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karen nemeth Aug 12
A4 Here are some ideas: Fast 5 Gamechangers that Make a Great 1st Day for DLLs/ELLs focus on but can be used across grades
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Karen Cisneros 7m
SO excited to bring the 7 Steps training to Moore Public Schools this October! Can't wait!
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Shaeley Santiago Aug 12
A6: A seemingly small but powerful area is pronouncing students' names correctly. There are resources out there to help us!
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Andrea 3h
Excited to gain some great knowledge today for my ELL babies !
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Judie Haynes Aug 12
A2) I used to teach 45 ELLs in one school in pull-out groups with occasional collaboration with classroom teachers. NJ law requires at least 30 minutes per day per student. I realize when looking back that my schedule was easy.
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Maria Zampano Aug 19
I have had great results sending texts in a family's home language using the Talking Points app. Often parents initiate the conversation by asking questions about school related topics.
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Judie Haynes Aug 12
A4) During the 1st two weeks mix "getting to know you activities with academics and administrative tasks.
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Judie Haynes Aug 19
A3) That sounds great.
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Judie Haynes Aug 19
Q4. What advice would you give ELL families who feel they can’t help their children in school?
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Lizzeth Fausto Aug 19
A5. Just last week we were discussing this! We must focus on assets and start from their. Focussing on assets includes discovering what they are. We can imbed these assets into instruction. Head over to 's page to see how he does this with parents!
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karen nemeth Aug 19
A1 I’m Karen Nemeth - cohost of and an author/speaker about ELLs/DLLs in
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Judie Haynes Aug 19
A2) Even if staff speaks the language of ELL families, adapting to the U.S. school and culture is difficult for them.
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Maria Zampano Aug 19
A1 Hello! I'm Maria Zampano, and I teach ESOL K-12. Welcome back!
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Shaeley Santiago Aug 19
A5: This is the million dollar question! We must get to know families & develop a relationship in order to know what those resources are as a first step.
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MindShift 21h
Some ways you can support your students in their primary language, even if you don't speak it yourself via
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Tan Huynh Aug 13
This is how I introduce a new vocabulary word for the unit: 1. Friendly definition + translation 2. Sentence starter 3. Connecting it to something familiar & low risk 4. Connecting it back to our whole-class text / unit concept 5. Repeat for 2 wks
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Neda Issa Aug 20
He couldnt sleep last night, so excited for all the new things in 3rd grade Do you remember that feeling?
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