Welcome to Ms. Waugh's Class Blog

Welcome students, parents, and colleagues. Thank you for visiting my blog. This blog I have designed to introduce myself and inform you about what is going on in my classes. Currently, I teach ELD inclusion for grades 6.

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ELD 1-4 Social Studies

Welcome to Social Studies for ELD 1-4!
In this class, your child will learn how to read, write, speak and listen in English through the Social Studies contexts. In every class, we improve our English skills through reading about US and World History and Geography. This year, we will focus on academic conversation skills and writing about text using evidence. Students are expected to speak in English during class time, and if they need help with translations, we have Portuguese word-to-word dictionaries and we have Portuguese Native Language tutor, Ms. Raquel Cezar.

What up Socrates?
Each unit, we will have a Socratic Seminar, where the students will work in groups to hold a discussions-based conversation around an essential question. This will require multiple readings of the same text, identification of evidence, analysis of evidence and then a writing composition.

Each week your child will have a homework packet that includes reading and writing about the topic we are studying. All homework packets are due on Friday.

How you can help your child at home:
·         Read at home in English or Portuguese
·         Watch TV or movies in English
·         Listen to a book on CD in English (available for free at the Framingham Public Library)
·         Visit the Framingham Public Library together to check out books
·         Write letters to each other every day, week, month…
·         Practice speaking English together!
If you have any questions, please contact Mae Waugh Barrios

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