High school English teacher Kateryna Haggerty shares how her English-language learners develop key literacy skills through a station rotation activity.
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August 08, 2017
August 02, 2017
High school English teacher Kyle Halle-Erby shares how his English-language learners prepare their literary analysis by working on a jigsaw activity.
July 26, 2017
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling evaluates her strategy for helping students develop analysis and critical thinking skills.
June 21, 2017
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks her use of pattern folders to teach about themes in literature.
June 14, 2017
High school literacy teacher Christopher Maldonado shares how his English-language learners use dry-erase tables to visualize their thought processes and exchange ideas.
June 07, 2017
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students use graphic organizers to evaluate evidence. Students draw from multiple sources, including experiments and personal experience, to support their claims.
May 31, 2017
2nd grade teacher Anna Dearlove shares how she prepares English-language learners before a whole-class lesson. During small-group instruction, she reviews vocabulary and provides ELLs with sentence starters so that they are prepared to engage in class discussions.
May 17, 2017
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz shares how she pairs native English speakers with English-language learners during a turn-and-talk exercise to improve their speaking and listening skills.
May 10, 2017
Kristin Gray, a K-5 math specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Del., shares a strategy for eliciting student discussion by providing her students with a picture that can be used to talk about numbers, shapes, and patterns. Students share what they notice and wonder about the image in pairs and as a class.
May 03, 2017
Sarah Brown Wessling, an English teacher at Johnston High School in Iowa, shares how she bounces back after a 'bad' lesson. Overplanning can result in an overly complex lesson, so it's important to make changes as the lesson goes on, based on the needs of students.