A Love for Teaching: All About Me Bag

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

**Updated 7/7/15 - I put the attention getters into a table format**I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year.

Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)

I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year.

Infographic: 15 Helpful Strategies (and Unhelpful Practices) for ELLs > Eye On Education:  www.eyeoneducatio...

Intstructioin: Infographic: 15 Helpful Strategies (and Unhelpful Practices) for ELLs > Eye On Education Helpful tips on how you should and not instruct ELL students

Elementary ELL 101: 10 Things to Do When a New ELL Student Arrives

Elementary ELL 10 Things to Do When a New ELL Student Arrives. Awesome ideas and could be used as a 'checklist' for new students to help them and you get comfortable!

These are 72 conversation cards for your ESL classroom.  They can be used as a warm up activity and are a great way to get students settled in at the beginning of class.  In addition, they can also be used as writing prompts.  Each topic is color coded.

ESL Activities: Conversation Cards for Speaking Practice

These are 72 conversation cards for your ESL classroom. They can be used as a warm up activity and are a great way to get students settled in at the beginning of class. In addition, they can also be used as writing prompts. Each topic is color coded.

Each card states the child's role in the reciprocal reading group and provides prompts and suggestions for sentence starters as well as strategies they can...

Each card states the child's role in the reciprocal reading group and provides prompts and suggestions for sentence starters as well as strategies they can.

ESL-Mainstream-12-Excellent article to hand out to mainstream teachers of ESL students

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom - Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

Deb's Top 10 Tips When You Are Assigned a Non-English Speaking Student. Plus a freebie!

Deb's Top 10 Tips When You Are Assigned a Non-English Speaking Student

Instruction: Minds in Bloom: Deb's Top 10 Tips When You Are Assigned a Non-English Speaking Student! These are important tips to teach by

Don't assume your students know the parts of speech or basic sentence structure.

The Writing Box: The Parts of Speech Poem. "Every name is called a noun,/as field and fountain, street and town.The interjection cries out, "Hark!/I need an exclamation mark!

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year. Then every month or every few weeks, I introduce a new attention getter, which my students can't wait for!!

Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)

I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year.

A vocabulary mini-office, the perfect resource to support your beginning English Language Learners.

Vocabulary Mini Office

A vocabulary mini-office, the perfect resource to support your beginning English Language Learners. This is something I wish I had while in Orotina.

39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking Activities: For Kids (7+)

ESL Warm-up Games and Activities

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