Thinking about integrating Web 2.0 tools into your classroom? Check out this great blog post for more information on everything from student blogging guidelines to useful blogging sites.
Here is a tutorial for online photo sharing:
Smartphone addicts: A project-based learning activity
Use this group activity with your adult English language learners to get them to hone their presentation skills as well as interact meaningfully with the English-speaking world. Other recent TESOL Blogs: Helping ELs to Learn to Ask Questions During Reading; ESL Games: Same o’ Same o’; Business English and an American Football Star: Focus on Improvement; and English as a Global Language: 4 Academic Journals.
WIDA is proud to announce the release of a new webinar series designed specifically for families of English language learners (ELLs).
An Introduction to English Standards and Assessments for Parents is a three-part webinar series designed specifically for parents, or families, of ELLs in grades K-12. The series is available in English and Spanish on the WIDA website (www.wida.us). Each webinar in the series is organized around three frequently asked questions by parents, including:
- What does it mean to be an English language learner?
- How is my child expected to use language in school?
- What does the ACCESS for ELLs Parent/Guardian Score Report tell me?
Families are critical stakeholders within the comprehensive system of standards and assessments of WIDA, and as such, have the right to know and understand how their child is progressing in his or her English language development. Educators are encouraged to share these resources with families throughout the year and in a variety of ways.
For more information, or to access the webinars, visit: www.wida.us
I use this weekly in my classroom to teach phonics and reading. It has really great ways to vary the instruction on the same topic in many different ways.
I found a beautiful site with never-ending topics, activities and pictures to help support English language learners in the classroom.
I can’t wait to start the classroom newspaper!
I found an incredible site that offers lesson plans using the English language learner WIDA standards. The lesson plans are for all grades and subjects!