Tag Archives: elementary ESL

The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This week’s primary education blog is guest authored by Shaeley Santiago, an ESL teacher and instructional coach from Iowa. Shaeley and I first met 4 years ago on #ELLCHAT, a Twitter chat that I comoderate. We have since met up … Continue reading

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Teaching Elementary-Age ELs the Hidden Curriculum

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

What is the hidden curriculum? This term encompasses various characteristics of schooling that “everybody knows.” It usually consists of a wide variety of social skills, such as interactions with peers and teachers, and includes the fundamental values and beliefs of a … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Teaching English Through Music

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

One effective method of teaching language to your ELs is through music and songs. It is remarkable how quickly children pick up words and sentences and remember them for a long time when music is integrated into a lesson. Here … Continue reading

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The December Dilemma and English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Hyungsoo, a second-grade student from Korea, sat across from me at the table in my ESL class with a pained look on his face. “Santa didn’t come to my house!” he complained. “I didn’t get any presents.” I knew the … Continue reading

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Culture Shock and Pre-K–5 English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Today I am writing this blog with my co-author and friend Debbie Zacarian, author and professional development provider. (See her bio at the end of this blog.)  In our experience, identifying culture shock at the beginning of the year is … Continue reading

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