The Weekly Knot

Issue 13: Building a Foundation

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Bring the images of the Smithsonian in your classroom

Great Lesson Plan on how to use images!

ESOL Tip of the Week

Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners


In order for English language learners to be able to access and meet the CCSS we must implement research-based best practices and strategies. The following guidelines and strategies come from "Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner: English Language Arts Strategies Grades K - 5" by Maria G. Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld.


- Increase wait time for students to process information

- Increase student engagement by having students turn and talk to a partner or work in cooperative learning groups

- Maintain a low-anxiety learning environment

- Model and demonstrate procedures


Try implementing these strategies this week and see how the ELLs in your classroom respond!

This Week

Monday November 10th:


Tuesday November 11th:

Veteran's Day

Parent-Teacher Conference Day


Wednesday November 12th:

MUST Make-Ups

3rd Grade OLSAT Training


Thursday November 13th:

MUST Make-Ups


Friday November 14th:

OLSAT Practice Test