7 Valentine’s Day Books for English Language Learners

Check out this list of 7 Valentine's Day books to use with English Language Learners.

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10 Winter Books with Diverse Characters by Diverse Authors

Exposing students to diverse books is important for building a classroom community where all children feel welcome and valued. Seeing themselves in the books they are reading is extremely important. Additionally students benefit from reading about characters that are different from them. Reading books that are written by authors of diverse backgrounds is also important …

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The Benefits of Diverse Graphic Novels for ELLs & 10 Books to Check Out

Graphic novels are a category a books that can be highly engaging for students. This is particularly true for English Language Learners and struggling readers. Graphic novels have a large amount of picture support. This helps create context and gives meaning to unfamiliar vocabulary words.  Older students are drawn to graphic novels since even students …

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5 Tips for Organizing an ESOL Classroom Library

I love having my classroom library.  As an ESOL teacher I see students in all different settings, both in my office and in their classrooms. Having a well organized library allows me to quickly grab books to use for read alouds and help guide them towards independent reading books they will find interesting and are …

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5 Ways to Get Free Books for a Classroom Library…Plus Book Labels

A well organized classroom library is at the heart of most literacy programs. Sorting books into categories help children find a book that they are looking for and also helps them to discover one that they did not think they wanted to read. In my ESOL room I have a fairly large classroom library. It …

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Building a Classroom Library

  I love reading and hope to pass on this love to my students.  One way I try and do this is by having a large classroom library with a variety of books.  Currently I have over 500 titles.  I know this because my books are organized using Classroom Book Organizer It may seem daunting …

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