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Information for Parents:

The link below will give you information on helping your child with literacy skills at home.





Information for Teachers:


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Does your ELL student have a learning difficulty or is it just language?

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Factors to consider:


  • The student is putting forth appropriate effort for learning, but continues to experience difficulty.
  • The student is highly motivated to learn, but still has difficulty with assignments.
  • Traditional methods for teaching students with special needs are effective with your ELL student.
  • Student requires extra help with many assignments, not due to language.



For more information regarding learning difficulties vs. language learning, see below.


http://www.sbac.edu/~werned/DATA/RESEARCH/journals/Teaching%20Exceptional%20Children%20JOURNAL/lang%20or%20learning%20differences.pdf


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Helpful Websites that support literacy for ELL students



ccbb.jpgChicka Chicka Boom Boom is a book in which all of the lowercase letters of the alphabet climb the coconut tree. The tree bends because of all the weight and the letter fall out. The uppercase letters then come and take card of their “little ones”. It is great for teaching alphabet knowledge. It is written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.

Age Level: Pre K-1

Proficiency Level: Pre-Production/Beginner

The following link has many activities that go along with the book.

http://www.thevirtualvine.com/ccbb.html


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The following link is for a lesson plan for reviewing alphabet knowledge using the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.


http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/204.shtml

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Below is a link to a Reading Rockets article.

English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction

By: Beth Antunez (2002)


http://www.readingrockets.org/article/341







help.jpgIf you need further assistance, please contact me at
dana.westveer@mnps.org
or at 615-847-7317, ext, 100