I hope you’ll join me at a combined #engchat & #sschat on Monday at 7 PM EST. It’s called #engsschat, and the topic will be broad — “Teaching social studies and English to English Language Learners.” Melissa Seideman will be my co-host.
Here are some resources on how to participate in a Twitter Chat:
Here are the questions I anticipate asking chat participants (as well as being open to hearing questions from others!):
1. What are the best instructional strategies that you’ve found have worked best with English Language Learners?
2. What are the best online tools that have helped you differentiate instruction for English Language Learners?
3. What benefits have you seen to having ELLs in your classes?
4. What might be some of the particular challenges to teaching ELLs as a result of the Common Core Standards?
Here are links to resources I thought chat participants (and anyone teaching ELLs) might find useful:
- What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners
- Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part I
- Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part II
- Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do
- Using Photos With English Language Learners
- Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners
- Assessment & Reflection With ELLs—And All Students
- Getting Organized Around Assets
- Getting English-Language Learners to Thrive
For more Social Studies studies, go to my “Best” list page and look under…Social Studies.