Multilingual Mustangs

March Edition

Our Purpose

To communicate up-to-date information and strategies on English Learner instruction with all stakeholders at Russell Cave Elementary.

Our Mission

Ensure a positive, all inclusive environment by providing our linguistically and culturally diverse students with research-based strategies, accommodations, and culturally responsive instruction to promote success in and out of the classroom.

EL Happenings and Celebrations

ACCESS Test is complete!!

We finished ACCESS test early this year! Thank you so much for your flexibility for those several weeks. Hopefully we will have these results in May.

Wonders Maravillas is available!

We now have access to the Spanish version of Wonders called Maravillas. This will helpful for students who are not able to access text in English and need native language support. It has been mentioned that the texts might not be exactly the same for each one but the skills being worked on do match. Please utilize this resource and let us know your feedback!

Marching Into Women's History Month

March celebrates Women's History Month. See if your students can find Mrs. Catron along with many other influential women on the bulletin board!

Did You Notice?

EL Strategy Spotlight

Writing Windows

Comprehension Writing Windows (CWS) is an informational text strategy that enhances comprehension during the processes of reading and writing. Click HERE to view this strategy on Ellevation. Directions and graphic organizers for this activity are available through the link.

Passport Express- Let's travel to Columbia

Follow along as we explore the many different cultures represented within our school from around the world.

Two of our students were born in Columbia (1.2%)

Columbia Fun Facts:

*Official Name: Republic of Columbia

*Government: Republic

*Capitol: Bogata

*Population: 48,168,996

*Official Language: Spanish

*Money: Peso

Let's Explore:

Facts worth knowing about Colombia
Meet Sandra Milena from Colombia - A day in her life

Helpful Resources

Interactive Learning with Multilingual Learners in Content-Area Classrooms

​​This Focus Bulletin from WIDA explores how interactive learning can benefit multilingual learners. Expressing and co-constructing ideas are discussed as two aspects of interactive learning that are important for the learning and wellbeing of multilingual youth. Click here to download the resource.

Fun Ways to Support Multilingual Learners

Click here to check out the blog post from Curtis Chandler. He shares easy and practical ways to engage and support multilingual students. We challenge you to try one of the ideas. Share with us how it went!