The district I work in is extremely diverse. There are over 25 languages spoken in my school! Because of this, all teachers in my district have to be very savvy to strategies for teaching English Language Learners. You already know about my obsession with OCDE Project GLAD® and my work with Systematic ELD, so this summer I decided to take a couple grad school courses to finish up my ESOL endorsement. I’ve been teaching with ESOL strategies for six years, but knew that the endorsement would bring me some more ideas and tools to use in my classroom.
The main model for instruction that my class is focusing on is SIOP: Sheltered Instruction, Observation Protocol.
Here is the SIOP website: http://www.siopinstitute.net/
And our course textbook if you want to read about it (affiliate link):
- Lesson Preparation
- Building Background Knowledge
- Comprehensible Input
- Lesson Delivery