September 29, 2012

Freebie! Prefijos de los numeros

Hi everyone,
As teachers we know how important it is to have a firm understanding of prefixes. Research shows the importance of building students’ vocabulary. When students learn and review prefixes they see relationships between and among languages. Many prefixes have a basis in Latin – also the basis for Spanish. Unknown words or new vocabulary can be figured out by students when they use their knowledge of prefixes.

That being said, check out this great freebie:


This 27 page game packet increases your students' abilities to identify number prefixes in Spanish and gain meaning of unfamiliar words through play. By playing the 3 games included in PREFIJOS DE LOS NUMEROS students become familiar with these great prefixes. They learn that simply understanding and recognizing number prefixes can help them interpret the meaning of unfamiliar words, both mathematical and non-mathematical. This game package includes black line masters for:
-Bulletin board number prefix introduction sheets
-Game board
-Game cards
-Flashcards
-Concentration cards.
-A variety of games
-AssessmentP
-Activities to send home
-Easy to use teacher's guides
-Easy game assembly

Check out this site for more game and activities for teaching Math Prefixes in any language!

Math Prefix Activities


Happy Teaching,


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September 27, 2012

Ore. Wins Federal Grant for New English-Language Proficiency Exam - Learning the Language - Education Week

Hi everyone,
This announcement came out this week.  Who knew Oregon was leading this effort?

It seems that the language proficiency and the Common Core will be linked.  Read this article for more information.


Ore. Wins Federal Grant for New English-Language Proficiency Exam - Learning the Language - Education Week

Happy Teaching,


September 26, 2012

Connect with your colleagues!

Remind your busy colleagues of the strategies that work best with ELLs with every email you send by using these ELL tips under your signature ~ name and title!
Lori Wolfe
ELD Teacher
Ashland School District
ELD Tip: 
Make lessons comprehensible to your ELLs by using graphic organizers during your lessons.

  • ELL Tip: Draw pictures to increase ELLs comprehension during your lesson.
  • ELL Tip: Wait time for ELLs gives them langaguage processing time.
  • ELL Tip: Make lessons comprehensible to your English Language Learners by using Graphic Organizers within your lesson.
  • ELL Tip: Provide opportunities for your ELLs to practice language during each of your content lessons.
  • ELL Tip: Did you offer your ELL a supported opportunity to speak in class today?
  • ELL Tip:  Key vocabulary for each lesson should be emphasized:  Introduced, written, repeated, and hightlighted for students to see.
  • ELL Tip: Provide opportunities for your ELLs to practice language during each of your content lessons.
  • ELL Tip: Key vocabulary for each lesson should be emphasized: Introduced, written, repeated and highlighted for students to see.
  • ELL Tip: Make lessons comprehensible to your ELLs by using graphic organizers within your lessons.
  • ELL Tip: Draw pictures to increase ELLs comprehension during your lessons
  • ELL Tip: Your partner doesn’t like repetition but your ELL students do.


Happy Teaching!

September 19, 2012

Language acquisition versus language learning!

Acquisition is subconscious, informal and implicit, and

tends to be unstructured. 




Learning is conscious, formal, explicit, often grammar

based, and tends to move from

simple to complex language.

Second Language Learners need both! 



Happy Teaching!








September 15, 2012

Some of my favorite sites!

I just wanted to share some of my favorite sites!
These sites are great for second language learners and native speakers alike!
Happy Teaching,
Lori 
 





Happy Teaching! Lori

September 12, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone!  
Using songs to open a lesson is a great strategy to get students to practice the language you are teaching.  Don't let your songs get boring.  Change the way you sing your songs using a variety of "voices".  Here are a few of my favorites.  What are some of yours?
Opera singing
Robot
Whisper
Deep/High
Hold your nose
Growling voice
Happy Teaching!


September 5, 2012

Prepositions ~ Sing it!

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Our prepositions unit is packed with word and picture cards, songs, word wall cards and more. 



Here is a fun song from that unit to practice early advanced prepositions!  Sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or as a call back.
Have fun with it!




 
 
A bit closer
A bit farther
A bit higher
A bit lower
A little to the left
A little to the right
Not quite in the middle
Within an inch…or a ????







Happy Teaching!