Friday Fine Points- 10-9-15
ESOL Department- Greenville County Schools
Upcoming ESOL Program Meeting
Lunch and Learn #1
Please extend the invitation to all teachers and even your IC/CRT to join us for our Lunch and Learn.
Title: Grammar Keepers: Lessons That Tackle Students’ Most Persistent Problems Once and for All
Date: October 15th
Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Conference Centers A & B
National Speaker: Gretchen Bernabei
We’ve known for years that we should teach grammar in the context of meaningful writing, but how? Gretchen Bernabei offers a new approach which solves several problems at once:
· Students don’t forget what they’ve learned
· Teachers don’t lose track of what they’ve covered
Lessons are simplified and turned into interactive conversations.
Lessons include all the conventions, with special attention on sentence formation (fragments/run-ons/complexity) and usage problems (like it’s/its and there/their/they’re). And best of all, the lessons are actually easy, quick and fun.
*Sign up on the portal so that we will have an accurate count for supplies and lunches.
Scholastic Book Pick-UP
If you recall from the spring, we had ordered books for an ESOL Book Fair. For those of you who did not pick-up your books, we have set another day to pick up books for your school. This is a great way for your students to begin a personal library at home. This is also a great way for you to do some professional development with your parents about literacy in the home.
Scholastic Book pick up day is Thursday, October 15th at MT Anderson Support Center between 9:00-11:00. If you are at the lunch and learn we will make plans to get your books to you during the lunch break.
*If books are not picked up on or before this day, they will go to another school.
Spring Assessment for ELLs
Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
- Please collaborate with your school's special education teachers to determine if there are any ESOL students in your building who are on the alternate assessment track
- If an ESOL student is on the alternate assessment track you will need to provide your PowerSchool clerk that information so that she can precode the student's information in PowerSchool.
DATES to REMEMBER:
****Work with school testing coordinator on testing accommodations for CogAT and ITBS (Elementary only)
10/13 ESOL Meeting: Book Study (MT Anderson Conf. Center A) Elementary:
3:30-4:30 and Middle/High: 4:30-5:30 (sign-up on the portal)
10/15 Lunch and Learn: Grammar Keepers: Lessons That Tackle Students’ Most Persistent
Problems Once and for All (sign-up on the portal)
10/23 End of 1st Quarter/Monitor 1st Quarter Report Cards
10/23 Submit Assessment Comparison to ESOL Office
Collaboration and CoTeaching
ESOL Program Office
Ana Hill, ESOL Program Secretary
Gloria Hackenberg, ESOL Lead Aide
Kerry Culpepper, ESOL Lead Teacher
Christine Ware, Title III Instructional Coach