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Bringing Academic Language to the Mainstream: Using Sentence Frames to Collaborate with Classroom Teachers

By Max Ginsberg, a Minnesota TeacherĀ 

Can a single idea bring about lasting change in an entire school?

That was the question I pondered as one of the instructors of the… 2,238 more words

Academic Language

makingmangummemories reblogged this on Forming a Culturally Responsive Classroom and commented:

I use sentence frames daily in my classroom and it has been extremely effective assessment tool when assessing my students' academic language within a specific unit or lesson.

Five-Hundred Word Challenge 241: Study Time

Three people are sitting in a room.

Each one is staring at a laptop, trying to work out what it is that they must do for the day in order to make sure that the exam they sit tomorrow is one that they can see as passable. 510 more words


Assessing English Language Students in the Mainstream Classroom

This website provides educators with key concepts and terms when assessing ELL students. It breaks down and defines the variety of assessment types and thoughts about how to best and most effectively assess students in the classroom.

Assessing Students in the Classroom


5 Ways to Assess English Language Learners

This article provides a great resource for ideas on how to assess ELLs without just using the basic standardized unit tests. Ideas include: rubrics and performance criteria, oral presentations, nonverbal assessments, written assessments, and portfolios. 15 more words


Fall Down 7, Get Back Up 8

I don’t intend to preach or make sense of anything today. I don’t know how to and I don’t want to. I just want to vent and I’m praying this is the solution to me not screaming and having a mini-meltdown complete with tears, wails and rocking in a corner. 1,428 more words