Tag Archives: Adult Literacy
Teacher’s Checklist PRE-WRITE ü a. Have students practiced the language necessary to complete the writing task? b. Have students thought/talked about what they are going to write? WRITE ü c. Is there a model of the format? (letter, paragraph, sentences) d. Is there model language students can refer …
According to the National Reading Panel, the four components of reading are: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and alphabetics. As ESOL teachers we know how to teach vocabulary and comprehension, but fluency and alphabetics are terra incognita. So here, I introduce four classics and four more contemporary activities that focus on specific skill development in reading …
This is a handout a collegue, John Antonellis, created to use with dictations in his class.
Here is a list of over 50 word families for Word Family Dictations or any other word study you do in your class.
Sometimes I use dictation to help students focus on spelling and sound patterns in English. This is one variation. Word Family Dictation: 1. I draw two columns on the board and write a word family at the top of each column. Students copy the columns on paper. 2. I say a word and …
This summer students in my multilevel class will explore some independent reading.
Recently we have been reading a very simple family drama and we have learned many words for feelings. Here are some of the sentence stems we have recently used.
Researchers have long said that effective readers make connections. Good readers connect what they are reading to their own lives, to the world, and to other texts.
A recap of a great Plenary Session at the Illinois TESOL Convention (IBTE) on How Language Learning Changes the Brain.