Happy February Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! It’s Black History Month and a perfect time to teach emergent bilinguals content, language and literacy. Essential questions about human struggle, civil rights, and fighting for change are sensitive but inspiring topics many of our students can relate to. We want to be mindful, however, not to teach a […]
Private: Blog: All children are AEBLL!Welcome to my blog! Are you a hard-working NY teacher who is trying your best to teach your English Language Learners but is honestly frustrated and confused about how to help them advance academically? I'm a linguist and an Advocate for Emergent Bilinguals through Language and Literacy. I believe all children are AEBLL. My passion is teaching teachers. I want to give all teachers expert knowledge of language and literacy acquisition, and evidence-based strategies for the classroom. Explore topics like phonological awareness, oral language development, and dyslexia and find links to resources and teaching materials!
Greetings Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! It’s February already and I’m sorry I have not checked in with you in a while. It’s been a busy fall and holiday season. January’s over! How are our students doing? How are we as teachers doing, personally and in our teaching practice? Let’s take a breath and pause. Then, […]
Happy Thanksgiving Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! We have a short week coming up! But it’s an excellent opportunity to teach the content, language, and literacy around Thanksgiving. This is the first Thanksgiving for many of our students. Wouldn’t be wonderful to do a little Thanksgiving lesson with them? Teachers, I am thankful for YOU – […]
Happy Tuesday Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and our students are well on their way in their acquisition of English language and literacy. Now for the hard part: teaching our students how to read! And part of teaching them how to read means teaching them phonics – the sound to symbol correspondences of written […]
Hello Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! We blinked and all of a sudden it’s October 30th! The fall has been moving at a very fast pace in the city’s classrooms. For this reason, we want to make sure to keep our eyes on the prize: advancing our students’ language and literacy acquisition, and supporting content too, […]
Happy 4-Day Week Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! I hope you had a restful day off this Wednesday commemorating Yom Kippur. Last week, I laid out basic steps for lesson planning for language and literacy in Stand Alone. I have full confidence that you know how to teach your students vocabulary, sentence frames or stems for […]