Tuesday, September 03, 2013

September 3, 2013 -- Working with Beginning English Learners -- Some Tools

I've been working with new learners of English and their teachers a lot lately.  Today, I'm sharing practical strategies for including beginning learners in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and content area classrooms.

FLASHCARD TEMPLATE.  I've been trying to think of little ways to make life easier for busy teachers.  Here's a template that makes it quick to make flashcards/word cards/game cards.  Just type in the words and tab.  http://www.mlmcc.com/docs/Flashcard%20Template.docx

POP - Practical Oral Practice.  Here's a strategy to start every day with fun, easy, yet useful oral language practice.  2013-08 GVP POP

TPR - TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE.  My hands down favorite with new learners of English is Total Physical Response (TPR), because it's fun and helps student understand and belong from the beginning.  Here's a brief description with examples:  Teacher's Dozen #2: Total Physical Response

I HAVE, WHO HAS.  Everyone needs a game to practice and review vocabulary, questions and answers, number facts, etc.  Here are instructions and a template to quickly create practice with interaction.  I Have, Who Has

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