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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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Overly Cluttered Classrooms and EL Learning

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Many teachers believe that the physical environment of the classroom can serve as an additional teacher. Look around your classroom. Is it filled with store-bought signs, anchor charts, and posters? Do you have mobiles hanging from the ceiling, tables covered … Continue reading

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Overly Cluttered Classrooms and EL Learning

Language Acquisition vs. Language Learning in Elementary School

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how I teach grammar rules to young English learners (ELs). Well, the truth is that I never taught out-of-context grammar to young students. I learned early in my career that … Continue reading

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4 Ways Teachers Can Support English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The school year is well under way, and teachers are beginning to get to know their students and to build relationships with them. The teachers that work with English learners (ELs) should know how crucial their classroom practices are to … Continue reading

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10 Resources for Pre-K–5 Educators of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Hello everyone. I’m happy to come back as a blogger for TESOL specializing in pre-K–5 education for English learners (ELs). To kick off the 2018–2019 school year, I have compiled many really good resources that I came across this summer. … Continue reading

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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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