OK teachers of emergent bilinguals (and all teachers)! This week, we are going to dive deep into subjects and predicates, because together they create a sentence, and form the basis of reading comprehension! In my previous post, I defined for you what syntax is, what Close Reading is, and the 3 steps teachers can implement […]
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In September and October, I focused heavily on how to build vocabulary and decoding skills in our emergent bilingual readers through morphology and phonics instruction. This month, I want to dive deeper into perhaps the most misunderstood practice in schools today: Close Reading. Specifically, I want to show you how to use syntax to read closely with […]
Happy Wednesday Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! Let’s wrap up our phonics for emergent bilinguals series by discussing dictation: the neglected piece of phonics instruction. Dictation is the last step in our phonics sample lesson for emergent bilinguals, when the teacher dictates words and sentences targeting the sound-spelling objective, and students write them down! But first, why […]
Happy Friday Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! This week, we’re on to Step 2 of a lesson plan template for phonics for emergent bilinguals: Introducing new information. Last week, I showed you the first step: review. The lesson is meant to take approximately 20 minutes. You can choose to do this either two to three times a week in […]
Happy Wednesday Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! Today I’m going to give you a phonics lesson template for emergent bilinguals that strengthens decoding and encoding skills for all students. Now, if you’re a K-2 teacher, you probably are already using a curriculum like Fundations or another program. Just because you’re teaching phonics, however, doesn’t mean your […]
Happy October Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals! We just got done with our September series on how to teach morphology. In some ways, morphology is more important than phonics for students above Grade 2 because of its ability to boost vocabulary and reading comprehension at the same time. However, there’s just no way around phonics: here’s what […]