Category Tips for ESL Lessons

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 […]

Procedural Writing in Grade 4

Procedural writing can be challenging for English language learners. Therefore, it should be scaffolded and the ESL teacher should come up with support activities to help students understand what are procedural text features and how to write a proper procedure. Recently, I took part in a professional development workshop with Gini Rojas. She is listing three types of […]