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Challenges for ELs in the Social Studies Classroom

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Understanding the language and concepts used in a social studies classroom provides an enormous challenge to ELs. ELs generally lack prior knowledge of the U.S. history, geography, and current events needed to understand new material in social studies, and even … Continue reading

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Hot Potatoes: Free Software for Making Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As much as I hate to admit it, fall classes are just around the corner, so I have been spending a lot of time recently creating activities for my students. Vocabulary practice has been one area students always seem to … Continue reading

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Tech-Break: Battleship

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back by popular demand is a tech-break! Chris Redmond commented on Tech-Break: Running Dictations that he was looking for more communicative activities that would work in monolingual classrooms, and I’ve got another good one for all of you. It’s called … Continue reading

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Free Books for Your Classroom: Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, and More

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Schools around the world face similar issues and a major one for many institutions is funding. This is something that I have come up against numerous times, and you probably have, too. Maybe you’ve thought up some brilliant unit on … Continue reading

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