This school year, I  started working in Grade 6 and I noticed that the academic language demands are much higher than in the elementary school. In middle school, students have to learn the new vocabulary of Science, Social Studies and English at the same time and this proves to be challenging. At ISManila, the emerging […]

The Writing Process can be challenging for a lot of ESL students. The following presentation is very visual and helps students understand the parts of the process. I usually ask students to glue the second slide in their writing journal. I also post all the slides on a bulletin board in my classroom since I […]

In my previous post about the usage of a word wall to teach math vocabulary, I stated that word walls are a great supporting tool for English language learners. I added that they can be made for any unit of study including math and science. To create a word wall, you have to  have a list of most common […]


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