UNDERSTANDING : I love infographics! Check this out for 15 Helpful Strategies (and Unhelpful Practices) for ELL's. This graphic has helped me think about the way I approach ELL instruction. It also makes me aware of unhelpful practices.
Bright Ideas: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Working with ELL Students. This website has some great ideas for working with ELL students. As I have observed, I have seen a lot of ELL students. It amazes me how teachers work with these students!
Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci
Want short pieces of literature that your English class will love to discuss? English short stories for high school English or ESL classes. 5 of my favourite stories are in this post! Analyze short story literature with the best short stories for English
These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently r
Funny Picture Writing Prompts can be a LOT of fun in your and grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see where to find a HUGE collection of funny picture prompts that you can use with your students at ANY time.