Removing barriers assist ELs in accessing the curriculum. All mainstream/ general education teachers of ELs should be aware. [click on chart to enlarge]
Algebra Functions revisited in my 30s…who knew!!?? In helping a foreign exchange student with her class, I find myself using strategies just like I did in my own elementary classroom. “Tina” & I have a 3 page study guide of sorts we are looking over and I began to wonder if I started to see only in black & white! I am reliving tree diagrams & dreaming of 2nd grade probability!!
All that being said – I love this post about word walls in math!! Tina will soon have a portable one for her binder and we WILL be drawing pictures. 😀 Word walls are phenomenal, though for ESL students, much more powerful with something to connect to – an image or example is a must! I am slightly partial since I teach in Virginia, but our DOE has a great starting point for a word wall! Reduce the print size as needed!
Thought for year ahead This article is about an interdisciplinary approach, which is not using a science topic during reading groups. It has a lot to do with project based learning (PBL), and does say that PBL is not for every single topic taught.
For a little more information, I liked this image from Te@chThought.