For the slideshow presentation, please click here: Working with ELs in the Classroom
This past spring, my principal asked me to compose a short PD presentation to share with our teachers about how to support ELs in the classroom. This is by no means a comprehensive lesson, but more of a booster shot for teachers who have taken Retell (or comparable course-work about teaching ELs) but are struggling in the "here and now." Taking a 3-credit course on teaching ELs is completely necessary, but sometimes it leaves mainstream educators reeling, wondering what to do first when they have an actual EL in front of them. This slideshow is a good place to start! It also could be extremely helpful as teachers are looking over their rosters for the new fall semester.