EL News

1st Quarter, 2019-20; CSI Goal Area 2, Obj.3, Int.2

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EduSkills is Ready!

EduSkills (CPS EL digital system for ELAPS, WIDA Scores etc.) is ready to begin entering your EL students. All grade level lists will be shared with you through google docs. Please look over the slides below, they contain important information and instructions.

EL Strategies Spotted Around the District!

Great for ALL students!

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ELL Twitter Chat

Join the ELL conversation on Twitter! Learn, Grow, Share with educators from all over the world each Monday night at 8:00, use the hashtag #ELLCHAT.

Strategies: Unlocking Language for ELs


  • Allow for wait time
  • Understand the phases of language acquisition
  • Create a safe environment
  • Use students as mentors
  • Notice your rate of speed
  • Provide sentence frames
  • Front-load background knowledge
  • Engage parents
  • Use various modes of conversation
  • Be mindful of higher-level language learners
  • Honor a student's native language and culture
  • Environmental print
  • Graphic organizers
  • Read aloud
  • Encourage independent reading
  • Visual supports
  • Interact with vocabulary
  • Sentence frames

All students can benefit from these strategies, but ELLs depend upon these strategies!

Something to think about, Equity or Equality?

"Equity" vs. "Equality" in Education - Heath Morrison
Questions, Concerns, Collaboration

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Steph Hime, Director of EL/GT/Elementary Curriculum

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