Articles In The Literacy Category
Teaching English-Language Learners (ELLs) is one of my favorite topics. I’ve taught ELLs in three countries overseas and have volunteered in ELL settings in the U.S. It is wonderful how common it is for classrooms in the U.S. to be filled with many different language speakers–but it is also extremely challenging for both teachers and students.
Because this is so common, it is important for every educator to understand that they will need to step into the shoes of a language teacher at some point. So, when that time comes—or if …
Pinterest is full of resources for teachers (we shared some HERE and HERE); however, one resource idea has particularly caught my eye lately: anchor charts. These charts promote literacy skills by outlining or describing procedures or strategies on a chosen subject. The teacher takes the role of the scribe while the students brainstorm the ideas, and when completed it is hung up in the classroom for all to see. Then, as the year continues and more knowledge is gathered about the anchor chart topic, additions and corrections can be made.