Posted in Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, TESOL

Linguistic Accommodations

Removing barriers assist ELs in accessing the curriculum. All mainstream/ general education teachers of ELs should be aware. [click on chart to enlarge]

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Posted in Math, Secondary

Word Walls aren’t just for ELEMENtary!

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Photo Credit: Photobucket: jmotzer_photo

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!

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/mathematics/resources/vocab_cards/