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What Are Language Objectives and How Can They Help ELLs??

In this article from ColorinColorado.org, Jennifer Himmel (2012) describes:

  • what a language objective is
  • steps that teachers can take to create language objectives
  • how to implement language objectives in a general education classroom
  • how to align objectives to content and language standards
  • ideas and resources on how to support teachers as they become familiar with this practice.

Pre-production and the Silent Period

If your new English language learner is not speaking, don’t worry. Most newcomers go through a stage during which they do not produce language. This doesn’t mean they are not learning.

The following are three articles with lesson plans for English Language Learners on the importance of being bilingual. From Breaking News English.

Half of Europe’s Citizens are Bilingual

Can Learning Another Language Keep Your Brain Healthier?

Being Bilingual Boosts Brain Power

mephisto-luchalibreHERE is Larry Ferlazzo’s recent New York Times article where he explains how to incorporate the Mexican wrestling phenomenon of Lucha Libre in a speaking, writing, and reading activity for English Language Learners. A video, slide show, and quiz is included.

Animal Vocabulary for Beginning ELLs: Smithsonian Launches New Game

Shutter Bugs is a wonderful game for beginning English Language Learners to learn the names of animals as well as different verbs.

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From: Learning is Growing
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A “Must Read” for ESL teachers

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