English as an Additional Language · writer identity · writing process · writing workshop

Getting to Know the Writers in Your Classroom- Part 1: Academic and Linguistic Domains

Who students are and what their past experiences have been impact them as writers, and those impacts should have implications on instruction. Therefore, it's worth the time and energy to have systems and structures for learning about students as writers in your classroom.

EAL · English as an Additional Language · language · visual thinking strategies · writing workshop

10 Strategies to Help Keep All Students Learning and Growing, Especially EALs

There are many strategies we can use to help us be the best teachers we can be for all of our students, but keeping good strategies in the forefront can be especially helpful for EAL students. By adding some simple strategies, we can also help EALs enjoy rich and meaningful learning experiences in the classroom.

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How to Know When to Move Forward with Language Learners

I recently was working with a kindergarten teacher who was teaching a group of six kindergarten students, all identified as novice English Language Learners.  My experience observing and working with this group reinforced my own understanding of Andrea Honigsfeld’s research in her recent book, Growing Language and Literacy. In it she solidifies my understanding that… Continue reading How to Know When to Move Forward with Language Learners

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Supporting EAL Students in Writing Workshop

Eight educators share their expertise to help us understand the way to meet the needs of students who are learning English within the context of writing workshop.