Mike Bowden ESL Notes
Weeks of January 5th to January 22nd
The Short Trip to TELPAS
Your ELL students may need extra support for two or three weeks to recover their fluency and immediacy.
Sentence starters, response frames, ideas from work partners and extended waiting/processing time are a few scaffolds you can provide.
We All Do It
You plan great lessons, carefully select strategies to help your students connect to content and provide plenty of opportunities to speak every day.
Until we see TESTING looming on the calendar. Then we want to double-down on the preparation.
But It's The WRITING...
The thing that disturbs your sleep and makes you cringe - developing your ELL's writing skills.
For the next six weeks, by adding a writing activity to every content area, how much improvement will your students make?
In the Math Process Skills flipchart there are 55 Response Topics in seven categories - more than enough for daily math content writing for six weeks.
(Please let me know if you need the flipchart).
Want More Help?
Let's make time for a short discussion about additional activities.
Schedule & Availability
Monday Jan 4 - CHAMPS at Hebron 9th
Tuesday Jan 5 - Forest Vista
Wednesday Jan 6 - Forest Vista
Thursday Jan 7 - Flower Mound
Friday Jan 8 - Forest Vista morning only
West Zone LAS meeting at Timber Creek El afternoon
Monday Jan 11 - Flower Mound morning only
LAS Conclave at the Timber Creek Admin Building afternoon
Tuesday Jan 12 - Forest Vista
Wednesday Jan 13 - Forest Vista
Thursday Jan 14 - Flower Mound morning only
Cooperative Learning at the Bolin Center afternoon
Friday Jan 15 - Forest Vista
Monday Jan 18 - Holiday
Tuesday Jan 19 - Forest Vista
Wednesday Jan 20 - Forest Vista
Thursday Jan 21 - Flower Mound
Friday Jan 22 - Forest Vista