English Language Learners

Rules of Cooperation

Heritage Elementary students developed this poster to show rules they generated for working with peers. Students have held discussions about cooperation and generated posters in both Spanish and English.

 

FEATURING: Heritage Elementary (OR)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Peer Learning Routines

Review two examples of how peer partner work and pair-sharing are integrated into an oral reading practice activity and a fifth grade mathematics activity at Cahuenga Elementary.

 

FEATURING: Cahuenga Elementary (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Everyone’s Role in Academic English

The principal, coaches, and teachers discuss their roles in teaching academic English, and the instructional support teachers need to address standards, conduct vertical planning, and use assessment data to improve instruction.

 

FEATURING: Cahuenga Elementary (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Kindergarten Student Writing Sample

This is a story about a butterfly that was written and illustrated by a kindergarten student in both English and Spanish versions. It shows her mastery of both everyday and academic English vocabulary words.

 

FEATURING: Cahuenga Elementary (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Graphic Organizer

Graphic maps become more elaborate as students develop in skill or write different types of text. See two stages of a girl’s work on a multi-step story and notice her use of transition words.

 

FEATURING: Cahuenga Elementary (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Language and the Common Core State Standards

There are three different ways that language is involved in the Common Core standards: language requirements in the content standards, English language arts standards, and language-convention-specific standards. This paper and video call for a thoughtful integration of these three dimensions.

 

SOURCE:  Aida Walqui, Understanding Language Initiative

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