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Discussion questions Review student demographic information for your school or school district. Does your ELL population reflect the trends described by Dr. Specifically, what percentage of students is ELL this school year as compared to five years ago?
What is the primary language spoken by ELLs at home? The term "English language learner" is a broad term. Describe the diverse population that falls into this category. Short described four challenges facing middle and high school teachers in terms of educating ELL students.
Describe the ways your school is addressing those challenges. In addition, describe other challenges that you face as a faculty in educating your ELL students.
Then, brainstorm some solutions to those challenges. Consider the objectives for one content area you teach, and consider the key language features for that content.
In what ways are you already incorporating some aspects of the SIOP model?
Share those strategies with your colleagues. What did you learn from watching the 6th grade social studies lesson that you could incorporate into your classroom? Describe the similarities and differences between the SIOP plan for teaching reading processes and what you know about effective strategy instruction for middle and high school students.
Hello, I'm Delia Pompa. Today, we'll be talking about English-Language Learners in middle and high school. Deborah Short is here to help.
She's the senior research associate for language in education and academic development at the Center for Applied Linguistics, here in Washington, D. Thanks for joining us, Deborah. Tell us a little bit about English-Language Learners in the U.
I'm pleased to be here to talk about this group of students, because it's very important that we pay attention to their language and content learning.
We know, from some of the demographic data that The Department of Ed has been collecting, that the growth of ELL enrollment has been exponential over the past decade. Especially when compared to the total enrollment at the k level.
We know that most of the English Language Learners are identified as being in elementary school. But there's still a significant number that are at the middle and high school levels.
And so we had asked recently the Migration Policy Institute, to try to find that number for us. They looked at the census data, which we know is a little bit of an under-report.Today, Desert Sky Middle School was again named an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation.
We are very proud of our students, staff, and school community! The PowerPoint is a structured guide to the lesson with timings which can be used alongside the planning page and other activities. I used this as a follow up to a solo talk the children prepared on a famous person for their 's topic.
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Summary Report for: - Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education. Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Hello, I’m currently looking at placements for my son for 6th grade and was wondering what did your placement end up being. Thanks for sharing your letter it has helped me formulate more questions for my local school. Twelve Assignments Every Middle School Student Should Write is a revision and expansion of Gary’s earlier book, Middle School Writing Projects: Ideas for Writing Across the Curriculum.
With this book, Gary has offered a roadmap for both using writing .