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 […]

Word walls are a great supporting tool for English language learners. They can be made for any unit of study including math and science. This year, my colleagues and I have focused on effective Math vocabulary instruction in Grade 4. We created lists of most common vocabulary words for geometry, measurement and fractions and put each on word on […]

My Grade 4 ESL  students have been learning about the scientific process, its steps and we they have been focusing on scientific reporting. Writing a science report can be challenging and require special attention and scaffolding for English language learners. In the previous post, I explained how ESL teachers can scaffold a procedure. Now, I would like to focus on writing […]

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