The last two months, I have been planning my units of study and making sure that I meet the needs of all my students. Every year I have a class that is composed of at least 90% ELLs, hence ensuring that I meet their needs is essential. Here are a few resources and instructional strategies I have been incorporating in my lesson plans and overall units of instruction.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Instructional Strategies:
Click on the below links for resources to tailor your lessons to fit the needs of your classroom.
Colorín Colorado.org is the leading national website serving parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12.
In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Ali Nava leads her students through an interactive reading of the end of "Burro's Tortillas."
"Persuasion Across Time and Space" This intermediate unit (7th-8th grade) shows instructional approaches that are likely to help ELLs meet new standards in English Language Arts. The lessons address potent literacy goals and build on students’ background knowledge and linguistic resources. Built around a set of famous persuasive speeches, the unit supports students in reading a range of complex texts.
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Unit Guides (Level 1-5) Activities for English Language Learners
2nd Grade Checklist for Standards and MPIs in RI and RL
2nd Grade Q 1 Topic 1_Four Seasons
2nd Grade Q 1 Topic 2_Plants
2nd Grade Q 1 Topic 3_Water Cycle
2nd grade Q 2 The Wild West Tall Tales Final
Visit my NEA Greater Public Schools (NEA GPS Network) site to join me in a conversation about these resources. By providing me with feedback, it allows me to see what other educators across the nation are doing to meet the needs of our diverse population of students.
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