Using Scavenger Hunts With English Language Learners

A scavenger hunt is a great way to teach vocabulary terms to ELLs. They also get students up and moving and can give them some control over what terms they choose to find. If students work with a partner or in small groups a scavenger hunt is a natural way for them to practice speaking …

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Strategies for Teaching Sight Words to English Language Learners

Sight words are one tool for helping students learn how to be fluent readers. The challenge for English Language Learners (and all students) is that the majority of these words do not have visuals that are easily associated with them. This can make it more challenge to give meaning to these words. In summary teaching …

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Words Words Everywhere for English Language Learners

ESOL students benefit from easy access to sight words and seeing vocabulary words in many places.  Referring to these reference tools and placing them in areas that students have access to are ways to increase their use. Word wall where students can take words with them In my classroom I have a magnetic word wall. …

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Sight Word Building

As a part of my guided reading groups students do short word work activities. For my lowest group that includes a lot of sight word practice. One activity my students enjoy is a pocket chart sight word center I got from lakeshore. They place a word card in the chard and then find letter cards …

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