Tag Archives: EFL

Scientific Conclusion Sentence Frames

My Grade 6 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 […]

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 […]

The benefits of Literature Circles in ESL

In the past two weeks, I have introduced in my classes a very important reading activity called Literature Circles. LitCircles are small discussion groups in which children regularly discuss books. Students talk about events, characters in the book, interesting vocabulary, or personal experiences related to the story. Literature circles help students engage in critical thinking […]