HOW to help EL student’s with WRITING!
I work in a Title 1 school.
I have 24 first graders with 99% free lunches.
This year I have 12 English Language Learners in 4 different languages!
( I have had 18-20 EL’s in the same class!)
My kiddos come with a SMALL amount of ENGLISH print.
MOST..not all..but MOST have enough English to communicate
everyday NEEDS to me.
BATHROOM, Recess, and When is LUNCH?
We are OK.
WOWZA! Another WORLD!
We begin…BEGIN…with Phonemic Awareness.
Letter Sounds, Vocabulary Words, Rhymes, Alliterations,,
and LOTS OF THEM!
A symbol (letter/word) to the sounds.
Alphabet, HFW, Word Families, emergent readers, etc.
For those who make READING a priority…
For those who don’t have a LOT of support at home..
It can take LONGER…
We write well and we write A LOT!
Lists, poems, booklets, stories, and they LOVE IT!
The problem occurs when they don’t have an ENGLISH word to attach to the “word” in their head!
Vocabulary MUST be a HUGE part of the daily writing minilessons.
We use Step Up to Writing…
Click HERE to see it…
We use my
papers because they have
My kids are doing GREAT!
(Most could only write their names at first!)
Daily PROGRESS! 🙂
PRACTICE, we TALK, WE SING,