Category Theory and Practice in ESL

Effective Math Vocabulary Instruction

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 […]

Measurement Unit Word Wall

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 […]

Pass-it-around Writing Activity

During our last faculty meeting, my ESL team shared some scaffolding activities that help English language learners increase understanding of concepts and rich vocabulary of topics that they learn together with their proficient peers in mainstream classes. The language scaffolding activities support the Key Principles # 1 of ELL Instruction published by Stanford University: Key […]