Read the following sentence taken from a 3rd grade module on the bullfrog and its habitat and observe how the meaning changes with different intonation and stress, as indicated by the punctuation and emphasis in italics: The bullfrog eats the moth. The bullfrog eats the moth? The bullfrog eats the moth! The bullfrog eats the […]
Blog: All children are AEBLL!
Last week I highlighted the diversity of multilingual students, including those that have learning disabilities. Because October is Dyslexia Awareness month, this week I’d like to focus on this particular learning difference. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that affects the brain’s ability to process the written form of language (orthography) and results […]
From my first two posts, All Children are AEBLL and Let’s Get Started with Oral Language, you already have a sense of where I’m headed: English Language Learners (ELLs) or the preferred label of NY State and academia – Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) or Multilingual Learners (MLLs) –are an ever-increasing group of students in our schools […]
Welcome again to my blog, ALL CHILDREN ARE AEBLL. It’s back to school for the 2018-2019 year! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is due to take full effect by mid school year. This means that NY state officials will be required to report English language proficiency and graduation rates to the U.S. Department of […]
With the population of Emergent Bilinguals continuing to grow (it is predicted that by 2030, ELLs will make up 40% of the nation’s public school students), the education of our Emergent Bilinguals is one of the biggest social justice issues of our time.