Targeted Literacy Games- Phonological Awareness Syllalbes

I don’t know about you but the needs of my students this year are vast! Covid has added more students with varying gaps in their literacy journey than ever before. The intervention has to be regular, targeted, and applied in multiple ways. YES!!! Multiple ways of intervention- what this looks like with my groups isContinue reading “Targeted Literacy Games- Phonological Awareness Syllalbes”

English Phonemes and Spanish Speaking Students

Do you have English Learners in your classroom? If so- keep reading… Do you know the letters and sounds that the English language has that Spanish does not?  If so keep reading… Do you know the top 5 languages spoken in the world?  If not keep reading… English learners are becoming ever more popular inContinue reading “English Phonemes and Spanish Speaking Students”

Truths!

Here are some school truths: SEL is vital! Literacy is crucial! ELD/ESL is imperative! And these have always been…maybe your student population changed, life sure has changed, but people have always needed support learning, practicing what they have learned, learning about differences and similarities, appreciation, respect, and expressing themselves properly. All of these may leaveContinue reading “Truths!”

ELD Best Practices

Teaching language learners takes implementing research-based best practices into the classroom. Strategies and methods that help students learn, practice and use their English skills in every subject throughout the day. English Language Development or ELD is used to help students learn English based on language standards from the state. Those standards include collaborative conversations, buildingContinue reading “ELD Best Practices”

ELD versus ESL

Our classrooms are becoming very diverse and this may include students that are coming from areas where English is not the native or secondary language. These students may need to spend time learning English by transferring the language skills they have or by learning the fundamentals and academic language together, Not all students come toContinue reading “ELD versus ESL”

What Multicultural Acceptance looks like within the Classroom

Many teachers around the globe have classrooms that are increasing more globally diverse. Students are moving from around the globe to new places and bring with them a wealth of cultural information that may be new or different to their new home region and school. As teachers our goal is to get to know theContinue reading “What Multicultural Acceptance looks like within the Classroom”

End of the Year Letter Assessments for Pre-K, Kinder and 1st-Grade students

It’s that time of the year…assessment time. Really teaching early literacy it’s always assessment time. We are constantly checking our students needs and reevaluating how we are meeting those needs to help them move forward. For me, I’ve been working on literacy intervention for various grade levels and have students still barely aware of lettersContinue reading “End of the Year Letter Assessments for Pre-K, Kinder and 1st-Grade students”

Springtime, Rhyme Time

Welcome to Spring! The days are beautiful, the sun is out and the flowers are blooming. And our students are getting ready to head back to the classroom. Reading, writing and literacy are going to need some extra effort to bridge the gap that may have formed over the COVID time. My students are someContinue reading “Springtime, Rhyme Time”