January 25, 2013

Hi everyone,
This is a great article from Edutopia about different ideas and strategies to use with photos during an ELD or classroom lesson.  The lessons are easily connected to the Common Core and Blooms Taxonomy.  Kuddos to Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski for a well done article!

Using Photos With English-Language Learners

"A picture is worth a thousand words."
-- Unknown
Though the origin of this popular adage is unclear, one thing is clear: using photos with English-Language Learners (ELLs) can be enormously effective in helping them learn far more than a thousand words -- and how to use them.

Read more by clicking the following link.  It is worth the read!

Using Photos With English-Language Learners | Edutopia


Happy Teaching! Lori

January 22, 2013

Parent Resources Explaining the Common Core Standards

Hi everyone!

If you are interested in reading an article I wrote about 
-->Parent Resources Explaining the Common Core Standards, click on over to Really Good Stuff I am a monthly columnist for them and January's post was all about resources for parent letters about the Common Core Standards. 

Click here to read!

Happy Teaching!



January 18, 2013

Interesting iPad Course

Hello everyone,
I was recently blog hopping and while I was at the blog, Teaching with Soul, I read about Teachercast.net She wrote an indepth article about a product she found that teaches teachers how to use the iPad productively.  The company she writes about is Teachercast.net and they have a course of 20 videos that cover everything you need to know about using an iPad as an educational tool.  Right now it sells for $10.00.

To read the whole article by Teaching with Soul click here.  She explains everything about this course in depth.  It is an article worth reading if you are interested in more training.

Let me know what you think of it if you buy the course.


Happy Teaching!


January 17, 2013

Charts, sentence frames and geometry!

Hi everyone,
One of our awesome first grade teachers used these charts in a geometry lesson.  I love the sentence frames!  Great support for his second language learners!




Happy Teaching,



January 9, 2013

Really Good Stuff Blog Post

Hi everyone!

If you are interested in reading an article I wrote about Back to School with Second Language Learners in the Classroom, click on over to Really Good Stuff.  I am a monthly columnist for them and September's post was all about establishing a learning environment for 2nd language learners!  Coming back to school after this long break during winter seems like a great time to review some of these helpful ideas!


Back to School with Second Language Learners in the Classroom by Lori Wolfe

Back to School with Second Language Learners in the Classroom by Lori Wolfe by Lori Wolfe, Monthly Columnist

As we head back to our classroom and prepare for a new school year, many of us will find English Language Learners (ELLs) on our rosters. I would like to share some ideas used to establish a warm, and supportive learning environment for second language learners.


Click here to read!

Happy Teaching! Lori

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013

Great things are going to happen this year!

 

Happy Teaching!