If this first one is an indication of how good future ones will be, you’ll want to listen to them all. I plan on having the teacher credential candidates in the college classes I teach listen to it – it’s an excellent review of what not to do – and what to do – for classroom management.
Mary Osteen, one of my many talented colleagues, shared this one today at an English Department meeting. She calls it “AREE!” with an explanation point so she can sound like a pirate 🙂
It stands for Assertion, Reason, Evidence, Explanation:
I think it’s a helpful frame.
However, what I believe really makes it stand out from some of the other frames on that “Best” list is this sheet that she’s developed to teach the frame:
She has students fill in the blank squares as a way to scaffold learning the writing frame progression. For International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge teachers, this kind of form will look familiar because that’s how IB encourages us to teach the concept of Knowledge Questions.
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw).
I’ve also published quite a few “fun videos” lists during the previous ten years of this blog. You can find those in these lists:
To be more accurate, we’ll be writing another book – Katie Hull Sypnieski and I will be co-authoring our third book on teaching English Language Learners (our first two were The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide and Navigating The Common Core With ELLs). This one will be published by Jossey-Bass, who also were the publishers of the previous ones in our series. It should be out in the Spring of 2018.
Our first one was 90,000 words, our second book was 125,000 words – who knows how long this one is going to be?
September 1st is the manuscript deadline – wish us luck!
It’s also likely that book deadline pressures will result in reduced posting here on the blog, though I suspect there still will be plenty of new content appearing here…