What Christmas is complete without a Christmas chain?
But in the EL classroom, we can’t just do chains for chains’ sake.
So Amber had her students create Preposition Chains.
She also has been using the vocab sheets below to help her students
visualize, define, and use their new words within a context.
And lastly, Amber has been helping her students really get familiar with non-fiction text features.
She copied an entire non-fiction book that the students had recently read and placed it
on a large piece of paper. She had them highlight every single text feature and label it
(think headings, bolded words, captions, etc.). In this way, the students could get the big
picture of how frequent these text features really are throughout the entire book.
These are all really great ideas, and guess what? They’re great ideas for ALL students.
“What’s good for all students is essential for ELs.”