Taking a closer look at ELL students

Lets call her Sally

Sally is who I choose for my case study. Her spunky, happy and caring personality was contagious but yet her sadness, frustration and struggle is heartbreaking. Her parents only speak Spanish and that is the language she speaks with her brothers and sisters in at well. This year I could tell her language skills were going to make her academics a struggle and they did. We have done a countless number of assessments and interventions trying to boast her skills.
She has come a long way with her writing. The basics of writing have come a long way. In the first writing there isn't any periods or finger spaces. It is obvious when she sounded out words she was flipping around different sounds. She has come a long way. She has can sound out words and spell them so much better than what she used to be able to.