April 17, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

March 11, 2017

💫St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! 💫


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💫💫St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  💫💫

  I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!









What is an idiom?
Idioms are words that don’t mean what they say!  They are usually a group of words, well known and used by native speakers of a language, that can’t be understood by the individual meaning of the words.



Why teach idioms?
Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling and student-centered activities.  According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.

Here is one way to teach idioms:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273 
·      When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.   It is best to group the idioms into a category, for  example; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·      Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·      Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and it’s meanings.  Don’t forget a picture.
·      Practice by offering students a student centered activity.

Now you are on your way to teaching idioms!


I like these idioms for green!
·      Get or give someone the green light
·      Green with envy
·      Grass is always greener on the other side
·      To be green
·      Green thumb
·      Green around the gills


Here are some fun sites for idioms!
·      My English Teacher
·      Learn English


What are some of your favorite idiom activities!  I would love to hear about them.


Happy Teaching,

March 3, 2017

 🏃🏻🏃🏻 strategies for teaching intermediate & early advanced language learners - fun to teach workshop🏃🏻🏃🏻

Assessment and Persistent Errors

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strategies for teaching intermediate and early advanced language learners

PORTLAND, OREGON April 7,  2017

 

 Innovative Professional Development for Elementary Teachers

Assessment, Persistent Errors and ELD Literacy

If you are ready to tackle the complex issues around teaching intermediate and early advanced students, this workshop is for you! This workshop addresses challenges common to more advanced ELLs.

•Assessment – how to use it to guide instruction
•Persistent errors made by more advanced ELLs

Friday – April 7, 2017 – Portland, Oregon



Register now for our workshop on April 7, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.2016-17 FTT Registration form and flyer

All-day workshops $200.00



Our ELD workshops bridge the gap between theory and practice. Our specialty is bringing the how-to, hands-on strategies that practicing elementary and ESL teachers need in order to reach demanding academic and language standards.

Innovative ESL professional development for raising student achievement. Watch our one-minute slide show! Click here.

Teacher-friendly, Practical, Hands-on – Here is what our participants say:

Lori is a terrific presenter.  She makes the “educational speak” easier to understand and explain to our students.  I (am) also thankful that she is still “in the trenches”.  She is completely current on what is going on/happening in our schools right now.  

Cindi Ramsay – Siuslaw S.D





 

March 1, 2017

💖Co-teaching 5th grade Math! 💖

💖Hello everyone!
Oh my gosh it is still snowing here in Southern Oregon!  What a winter!
I am enjoying co-teaching 5th grade Math this year and thought I would share our awesome Math wall!








 Check out Granite School Districts Math Vocabulary Cards.  They rock.  I have blogged about these before, but they are worth another shout out!   Here is what they say about their cards:

Vocabulary Cards

This page contains math vocabulary cards for Kindergarten through 8th Grade and Secondary 1 Mathematics.  These cards can also be found in Spanish, Chinese, and French under the Dual Immersion menu.  Portuguese, German, and Russian vocabulary cards are located at the following website:  USOE Dual Immersion Vocabulary Cards

WOW!
 
Click here for this great freebie find!


Check out my TPT store for some great
math vocabulary products, too!  Click here!

Happy Teaching

February 27, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 26, 2017

😄St Patrick’s Day idiom fun!😄


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273

💫💫St Patrick’s Dayis right around the corner!  

  I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!

What is an idiom?
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273Idioms are words that don’t mean what they say!  They are usually a group of words, well known and used by native speakers of a language, that can’t be understood by the individual meaning of the words.







Why teach idioms?
Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling and student-centered activities.  According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.



Here is one way to teach idioms:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273 
·      When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.   It is best to group the idioms into a category, for  example; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·      Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·      Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and it’s meanings.  Don’t forget a picture.
·      Practice by offering students a student centered activity.

Now you are on your way to teaching idioms!


I like these idioms for green!
·      Get or give someone the green light
·      Green with envy
·      Grass is always greener on the other side
·      To be green
·      Green thumb
·      Green around the gills


Here are some fun sites for idioms!
·      My English Teacher
·      Learn English


What are some of your favorite idiom activities!  I would love to hear about them.


Happy Teaching,

February 20, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 13, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 6, 2017

Time to Shop - Teachers Pay Teachers Sale!!!


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February is here!
It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!
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February 7 and 8 is the site -wide sale.  

Pop over to the Fun To Teach Store and stock up on products that will inspire you and ignite your teaching!

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Happy February!

Happy Teaching! 

Lori


February 4, 2017

Making claims

Hello everyone!

This is a great video on making claims.  I love them videos the Teaching Channel puts out!  This one is titled:

Making a Claim About Variation: Designated ELD

Grab a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy. 


  click here!

 Happy Teaching!

February 1, 2017

Fun To Teach Upcoming Workshops

Fun To Teach Workshops

http://funtoteach.com/workshops/

FUN TO TEACH is excited to announce our 2017 ELD workshops.

These all day ELD workshops are perfect for your  "ELD professional development!"

This is your opportunity to:

•Energize instruction & learn more about ELP standards & strategies

•Enhance your students' language growth

•Free up time with lesson ideas for all parts of an ESL/ELD



 Check out our great workshops by clicking here now!

Download our workshop flyer and fillable registration form!  Fill in and email your registration today!

 

Workshop #3:  

Connections between Common Core Language Standards and ELD

Whether you are in a push-in or pull-out program this Make and Take workshop is for K-5 ELD and/or classroom teachers working separately or as a collaborative team.

Get an in-depth understanding of the Common Core Language Standards and how they correspond with Second language acquisition with this Make and Take workshop.

This presentation concentrates on strategies and make and take activities, which compare the connections between second language learning and the CCSS language standards.
 

Friday – Feb 3, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

 
Workshop #4
Academic Language – The Bridge across the Common Core! What is it?  How to teach it!
 

ELD and classroom teachers love this workshop as they learn strategies to co-teach academic language and grammar across the curriculum.  This workshop is of particular value to those participating as a cohort or a grade level team.  We explore strategies and activities to build academic language in Intermediate and Early Advanced English language learners, as well as native English speakers.  These strategies are ideal for both push in or pull out programs.

The following areas will be presented and explored:

Phonological Features

Vocabulary and Word Formation

Grammar

Discourse

Cognition

There is time allotted to create multiple Make and Take projects relating to each category.

Friday – February 24, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

 
Download our workshop flyer and fillable registration form!  Fill in and email your registration today!

 

Workshop #1

                Oral Fluency and Vocabulary Development

Workshop #1 is for teachers interested in adding another layer of practical knowledge to their ELD instruction.  Enhance your instruction of oral language and vocabulary development with language games, picture cards, songs, chants, sentence frames, and “make & take” lesson plans.

Friday -  March 10, 2017 – Portland, OR


 Check out all of our great workshops by clicking here now!

 Workshop #2:

Strategies for Teaching Intermediate and Early Advanced Language Learners
Assessment, Persistent Errors and ELD Literacy

  If you are ready to tackle the complex issues around teaching intermediate and early advanced students, workshop #2 is for you! This workshop addresses challenges common to more advanced ELLs.



•Assessment – how to use it to guide instruction

•Persistent errors made by more advanced ELLs

•Literacy in ELD – what it is and how do we teach it

Friday - April 7, 2017 – Portland, OR


Workshop #5

Getting To Know The Key Strategies for Teaching English Language Proficiency

  
Are you ready to get to know the new key strategies that support teaching English Language Proficiency in Oregon? This workshop explores and clarifies the strategies that support academic language and will bring your understanding and classroom instruction up to speed. This workshop will enhance your knowledge of key strategies whether you are brand new to them or already starting to incorporate them into your instruction.

Friday May 5, 2017  – Portland


Download our workshop flyer and fillable registration form!  Fill in and email your registration today!

FUN TO TEACH INNOVATIVE ELD WORKSHOPS AND CURRICULUM

Innovative professional development for raising student achievement.

Hope to see you there! 





 

January 16, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!