ESL Notes from Mike Bowden
Weeks of May 16th to June 2nd
Goodbye 2015 - 2016
Remember the summer reading materials we were assembling for our ELLs to ensure they have opportunity to maintain their gains? Oops!
Thank goodness there are 12 class days left!
Last Minute Prep
Reading without any follow-up is great, IF you have an avid reader.
For the reluctant, hesitant, or inconsistent reader, let's help them out just a
little bit more, while we have a final opportunity to do so.
No Rest For the Weary
With all the other close-of-year activities you have on your list, this is a GREAT time
for you to hand-off some things to your ELL Specialist.
But All the Fun Stuff
Let's make sure those summer reading bags have some things for the students to do with the selections.
Extensions, written responses, comparisons, characterizations.
All the things we wish they had started the year with.
And THAT'S the Way It's Done...
because we don't want someone to reflect in August or September with, "What DID they do with this child last year?!?"
Schedule & Availability
Monday May 16 - Flower Mound morning
SSAB afternoon department meeting
Tuesday May 17 - Forest Vista
Wednesday May 18 - Forest Vista
Thursday May 19 - Flower Mound - final day of chess club
Friday May 20 - Forest Vista
Monday May 23 - Flower Mound morning;
ELL Summer School off-campus afternoon
Tuesday May 24 - Forest Vista
Wednesday May 25 - Forest Vista
Thursday May 26 - Flower Mound
Friday May 27 - Forest Vista
Monday May 30 - Holiday
Tuesday May 31 - Forest Vista
Wednesday June 1 - Forest Vista
Thursday June 2 - Flower Mound
Friday June 3 - Forest Vista