English Learners

Consideration when engaging and planning for distance learning for English learners.
  • Communication with families that may not speak English as a primary language

  • The ability of the students to understand and produce academic language for assignments without typically scaffolds.

  • Scaffolding methods that are available in the distance learning model.

  • Communicate with families through the use of TalkingPoints, Schoology, Google Hangout, phone. 

  • Collaboration with grade level and content teachers.

In response to student learning and services please consider the following:

  • What curriculum materials will the student need to work on at home.

  • What online curriculum material do they need access to IXL, Schoology, Study Island, Lexia, etc.

  • Is your student able to access their district email and Schoology?

  • Utilizing the learning tools that grade level teachers and building principals are sharing

  • Look ahead in terms of materials-What will your student need.
     

    Level 1

    Level 2

    Level 3

    Level 4

    • Access to Schoology

    • Small groups

    • Use Google Scheduler-Google Handout

    • Loom Video

    • Connecting with families via email, TalkingPoints and Schoology

    • Access to Schoology

    • Small groups

    • Use Google Scheduler-Google Handout

    • Loom Video

    • Connecting with families via email, TalkingPoints and Schoology

    • Access to Schoology

    • Small groups

    • Use Google Scheduler-Google Handout

    • Loom Video

    • Connecting with families via email, TalkingPoints and Schoology

    • Access to Schoology

    • Small groups

    • Use Google Scheduler-Google Handout

    • Loom Video

    • Connecting with families via email, TalkingPoints and Schoology

     

    Depending on the student's WIDA level of English proficiency, as much time as they usually have with the teacher a week (some are 60 minutes a week, some are 40 mins a week, etc.). The staff member will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking using a variety of skills and techniques.  Within this realm, every subject will show through (at some point) with my language curriculum.

    For different grades/levels this learning experience will be a little different.  With younger students, the teacher will start with some sort of happy video and then do some sort of presentation that will include their expectations.  It will have minute expectations, reminders, how to use Schoology and turn in assignments. It will do a brief overview of how to find certain resources and open certain videos. 

    The teacher will be communicating with families through Talking Points/Email/Schoology.  She will set-up a Google scheduler for open times for families/students to sign-up with "check-ins" once every 2 weeks (unless they need more guidance). She will use Google Hangouts with students in grades 3-12 and will connect with families in grades K-2 to develop a plan.

    Each week the instructor will demonstrate a hook and introduction to the weekly non-fiction book.  She will go over vocabulary, objectives, etc. They will use a variety of apps to practice language skills (flipgrid, video creator apps, Schoology, etc.) Students will use a variety of apps to demonstrate their understanding. The students will have weekly/biweekly submissions of discussions and/or assignments on Schoology.

    The teacher will keep an open line of communication with all teachers for guidance and suggestions from while working with our ELL students. Using zoom or google hangout, she will meet with teachers/specialists about certain topics regarding our students.