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English Learners and K–3 Grade Retention

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Spring is the time of year in many schools when serious discussions about retaining students begins. English learners (ELs) in K–3 are likely subjects these discussions. Teachers of ELs need to be advocates for their young students during these discussions. … Continue reading

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The Best 2019 Resources for Teachers of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Happy New Year! In this blog, I’d like to share blogs and articles that mention resources and practices for teachers of English learners (ELs) as well as suggestions from EL educators on what we can do to improve the instruction … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students and in the ways that students relate with each another. It can also be … Continue reading

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6 Arguments for Smaller Class Sizes

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I was recently reading an article about the Chicago Teachers Union and how it is pushing class size as a contract issue. This led me to wonder about how class size affects the academic achievement of English learners (ELs). According to … Continue reading

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Linking Writing to ELs’ Lives Using Quickwrites

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Recently, I came across a mention of quickwrites (QWs) on Twitter. I immediately felt that they were a  terrific way to support English learners (ELs) as they learn to write. According to Linda Reif, author of The Quickwrite Handbook: 100 … Continue reading

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10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 2

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Last month, in “10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning Part 1,” I listed five types of scaffolds that strengthen a English learners’ (ELs’) ability to comprehend the content that is being taught in the classroom. As I explained in Part … Continue reading

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10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 1

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

A scaffold is a temporary framework that is put in place to give  English Learners (ELs) a supportive learning environment and help them take ownership of their own learning. When a student is able to work independently, the scaffold should … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help ELs Develop Pride in Their Heritage

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

English learners (ELs) offer a rich resource from which mainstream teachers and students can learn about other languages and cultures. If teachers support the diversity in their classrooms, all students will begin to understand and value the many distinct cultures … Continue reading

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