Tag Archives: Academic Language

Vocabulary Cards in ESL

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 […]

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 […]