Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Where to Begin with ESL Newcomers

 We have all had an English newcomer student for the first time at some point, and we have all wondered what to do with them. If that is you this year, this series is for you. 

 

Each post will provide its own tips to help you feel confident about teaching your newcomer students. Whether they are beginner or intermediate level, this is a great place for expert guidance. If you are not new to ESL newcomer teaching, feel free to follow along. You may learn some useful information! Read on to learn where to begin. 👀

You have an ESL newcomer… now what?

You just found out that an English newcomer – English language learner (ELL) will be placed in your class. Maybe you’ve taught other ELL students before, but this feels…different…scary. You have no idea where to start or what to do. 😟

 

If you're feeling this way, follow this series to find out what to do when they are new!

How do I start my first class with an ESL newcomer?

The best way to start is by making your new student feel welcomed and supported! This is probably a scary time for them, and it’s your job to put them at ease.

 

Maybe they are new to the country. Maybe they have been to school, but never a school where English was spoken. Or, maybe they have never been to school at all. You help set the tone for their school experience during the school year by showing them positivity, kindness, and support that transcends language barriers.

How do you make ESL students feel welcome?

Beginner ESL students may have an array of feelings as they become acclimated to their new environment. But don't worry, this is a normal part of the acculturation process. The emotions students may feel include:

 

    💧Euphoria: Students may be curious and excited about their new culture. 😁    

    💧Culture shock: Students may experience grief, anger, homesickness, and resentment. 😨

 

These reactions are normal as students adjust to their new lives in the United States. Help your newcomer students by creating a safe space that shows you are there for them as they process the many different changes in their lives. This will encourage them to relax, open up, and voice any concerns that come up throughout the year.  

 

It is important for your student to feel welcomed by you, but it’s even more important that they feel welcomed by the rest of the class. Fun group activities and ice breaker games are great for this! It opens up the opportunity for everyone to get to know each other while also sharing some laughs.

How can I get to know my ESL newcomers better?

Just as we should try to learn basic information about all our students, it is essential that we learn about our newcomer students and where they come from. Looking through your students’ cumulative folders is a great way to find some of this information:

 

    💧Where was the student born?

    💧What foreign language(s) do they speak?

    💧Did they go to school in their country?

    💧Can they read and write in their native language?

    💧Is this their first United States school?

    💧How do you pronounce their name?

 

Getting the personal information of your newcomer students will help you as an ESL teacher because you will become more aware of your students’ cultures and backgrounds. 

 

When you acknowledge students’ backgrounds, they will feel more connected to you and it will show them that you care. Not only that, it allows you to build a better course structure, a more detailed lesson plan, and relevant instructional strategies that will heighten the academic skills of your English students.

 

How do you differentiate ESL students?

Now that you know all the basic information about your student, you need to know how much English they know. Some students may know and understand a few English words and simple sentences, while others may be absolute beginners and have just started on their English language learning journey. 

Talk with your school’s English Language (ELL, ESL, ELD, etc.) teacher

Your English Language teacher should already have or be working to acquire English placement test scores. Depending on your state, the entrance tests students take may be different. Your school’s ELL teacher will know what program your state follows.

 

You can use these test scores to know which language domains beginner students need the most support with. The four language domains are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Some ESL beginners may equally need support in all four areas, and that’s okay! Knowing how your students scored gives you an idea of what different students have already mastered and what is a good starting point in their ESL lessons.

 

Once you have completed the steps above, stay tuned for my next blog post in the series, which focuses on Language Support for ELL Newcomers.

 

 

 

Happy Teaching! 💜

 


FREE MISC. LESSON - “Rainbow Digital Frames and Borders for Product Covers”

by ZippadeeZazz
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade


This set includes:

• 9 Rainbow frame designs.

• High quality 300 dpi files in .png format.

• Personal and Commercial use.

Terms of Use (TOU)

All free and paid graphics may be used for personal and/or commercial use, such as:
Classroom Printables, Party Printables; Cards and Invitations; Classroom Crafts; Lesson Plans; Scrapbooking, Photography, Stickers; T-shirt Prints; Vinyl Cutting or Decals; Embroidery and more.
No additional licenses are required, however, credit back to my TpT store is always welcome.

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Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 8/31/2022

                            

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

In addition, if you're a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) who would like to get more information about joining TBOTEMC, contact me via email at ReneeHeiss@gmail.com or by simply leaving a comment on this blog post.


School Multiplication Wheels Worksheets | Facts x0 to x12 | Digital and Print - $3.25


by Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell
2nd - 4th grades
Worksheets, Printables, Centers


The perfect review to help students practice MULTIPLICATION FACTS 0'S TO 12'S!  Primary students often struggle with multiplication, especially when it comes to learning the facts. It can be hard to find math worksheets that help kids review multiplication 0's to 12's. Most of the time, the worksheets are too easy or too hard, and they don't offer enough practice.

Convoy of Color Trucks $4.00


by Mickey's Place
PreK - K grades
Activities, Games, Centers


Convoy of Color Trucks is a resource to teach color recognition. It is made especially for pre-school children, to keep them actively engaged while practicing learning their colors.
Your young learner will sort the color trucks, which have real photos on them onto road map mats. These road map mats come in every color. Includes 108 color truck cards, 12 road map sets, and 12 sets of nine trucks with color words in colors.  


by Primarily Learning
PreK - 1st grades
Activities, Printables, Centers


 Are you looking for kindergarten printing practice activities that align with the Science of Reading? Check out these Hollow Letters! Create your own letters with play-dough, trace inside the lines, make rainbow letters, add glitter and glue. Use the phonics activities to review letters and sounds.


Latin Roots Card Game - $3.00

by Tammy's Toolbox
5th - 7th grades
Flash Cards, Games

This fun activity helps kids practice word attack skills, vocabulary, and quickly recognize six frequently occurring Latin roots. Players must be able to use word and syllable decoding skills to correctly read words and get rid of their cards. Through repetitive play, students practice longer unfamiliar words to expand their vocabulary, sight word, and spelling skills. The roots used in this game are: tract, spect, port, dict, scrib, and rupt. For 2-4 players.

ESL Listening and Speaking Practice - $3.00

by Sunshine and Laughter by Deno
2nd - 4th grades 
Activities, Printables


This engaging resource contains listening and speaking activities to help your ESL students practice and strengthen their listening and speaking skills. These activities can be used for your beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL students. The activities are colorful, fun, easy to use, and engaging to hold their interest while practicing these important skills. 


As always, I encourage comments and any ideas or suggestions by emailing me at reneeheiss@gmail.com


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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

2nd Grade Math Worksheets | NO PREP Packets | Digital Printable Monthly Bundle



No prep 2nd grade math worksheets for the entire school year!  These math printables are exactly what you need to bring ease into your school year! The printable math worksheets are the perfect addition to your math curriculum. These no prep printables cover a variety of math skills perfectly aligned to the needs of your 2nd grade students. 

Maybe you need both printable and digital options to reach all your students. The same math worksheets are also included in a digital version! There is an answer key for easy grading. With this purchase, you will have access to both a printable and digital versions. 

⭐ WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

  • 9 Months of Math Worksheets
  • Printable PDF Version
  • Digital File Utilizing Easel Activities
  • Answer Keys 

Your kids will love practicing their math skills with these worksheets.  These math worksheets are the perfect addition to your 2nd grade math stations. This resource was designed for specifically for 2nd graders!

PERFECT FOR:

  • early finishers
  • Tutoring
  • review for state testing
  • sub tubs
  • math stations/centers
  • holiday work
  • small group
  • end of unit quick assessments
  • homework
  • reinforcement
  • enrichment
  • homeschooling 
  • hybrid learning
  • distance learning

TEACHER REVIEWS:

✎"I love this resource! I use it as review work, morning work, packet/folder work for remote learning days, independent work while I'm assessing students. This resource is versatile, true to the curriculum (at least for my district), and has some of the cutest graphics that my students enjoy coloring. Thank you!" Carey C.

✎"Lots of practice with a variety of mathematics skills."

✎"Love, love, love this resource!" Sarah A.

✎"Awesome!" Jennifer M

✎"I am excited to see what the kiddos think of these...." Keri S.



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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Levels of Behavior”

by The Three Square Pegs
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade


Are you overloaded with office referrals? The first step to managing your time is understanding the Levels of Behavior.

The Levels of Behavior aligns with Positive Behavior Support. Read about how to use this on www.thethreesquarepegs.com


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Monday, August 29, 2022

3rd Grade Math Worksheets | NO PREP | Packets Digital Printable Monthly Bundle

What educators are saying

✎"I use these to put into my sub tub just in case they are needed. I love how each month is closely related to things we are currently learning or have previously learned."



No prep 3rd grade math worksheets for the entire school year!  These math printables are exactly what you need to bring ease into your school year! The printable math worksheets are the perfect addition to your math curriculum. These no prep printables cover a variety of math skills perfectly aligned to the needs of your 3rd grade students. 

Maybe you need both printable and digital options to reach all your students. The same math worksheets are also included in a digital version! There is an answer key for easy grading. With this purchase, you will have access to both a printable and digital versions. 

⭐ WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

  • 9 Months of Math Worksheets
  • Printable PDF Version
  • Digital File Utilizing Easel Activities
  • Answer Keys 

Your kids will love practicing their math skills with these worksheets.  These math worksheets are the perfect addition to your 3rd grade math stations. This resource was designed for specifically for 3rd graders!

⭐PERFECT FOR:

  • early finishers
  • Tutoring
  • review for state testing
  • sub tubs
  • math stations/centers
  • holiday work
  • small group
  • end of unit quick assessments
  • homework
  • reinforcement
  • enrichment
  • homeschooling 
  • hybrid learning
  • distance learning

September Math Worksheets Include

 30 Pages Reviewing:

  • Odd/even
  • Cardinal and Ordinal numbers
  • Fact families
  • Least to greatest
  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction with and without regrouping
  • Addition using a code
  • Telling Time
  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
  • Rounding
  • Chart with patterns
  • Bonus activity

October Math Printables Include: 

 30 Pages Reviewing:

  • comparing and ordering numbers
  • telling time
  • place value and value
  • money
  • rounding
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • skip counting
  • fractions
  • word problems
  •  Bonus activity

November Worksheets Include: 

30 Pages Reviewing:

  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Odd/even
  • Place value, value, expanded form, standard form
  • Money word problems
  • Rounding to nearest 10,100, 1,000
  • Addition up to 5 digits
  • Subtraction up to 5 digits
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Fractions with geometry
  • Word problems-variety of skills
  • Bonus activity

December Math Worksheets Include:

30 Pages Reviewing: 

  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Odd/even
  • Place value, value, standard form
  • Money word problems
  • Adding coins
  • Rounding to nearest 10,100, 1,000
  • Column addition
  • Addition up to 5 digits with regrouping
  • Subtraction across zeros
  • Subtraction up to 4 digits with regrouping
  • Multiplication –x 5, x6, x7, x8
  • Division
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Fractions in circle and square shapes with riddles
  • Comparing fractions
  • Word problems-addition, subtraction, multiplication
  • Telling time with riddle
  • Bonus activity

January Math Printables Includes:

30 Pages Reviewing: 

  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Odd/even
  • Place value, value, standard form, expanded form
  • Commas in the correct places
  • Winter fun code
  • Money word problems
  • Counting money
  • Rounding to nearest 10,100
  • Round then add
  • Round then subtract
  • Column addition
  • Addition up to 5 digits with regrouping
  • Subtraction up to 5 digits with regrouping
  • Fractions-parts of a set, parts of a whole, comparing fractions
  • Multiplication –x 5, x6, x7, x8,x9,x10,x11,x12
  • Graphs
  • Fact families
  • Bonus activity

February Math Worksheets Include:  

30 Pages Reviewing: 

  • Place value, value, expanded form, standard form
  • Multiply by 10
  • Multiply by 100
  • Multiply by 1,000
  • Multiply by 10,000
  • 2 digit times one digit multiplication
  • Subtraction with and without regrouping up to 5 digits
  • Subtraction across zeros
  • Rounding to nearest 10,100, 1,000
  • Addition up to 5 digits
  • Subtraction up to 5 digits
  • Round then add
  • Column addition
  • Multiplication x5,x6,x7,x8,x9, x10,x11, x12
  • Measuring length, capacity and weight in customary
  • Measuring length, capacity and weight in metric
  • Word problems-variety of skills
  • Bonus activity

March Math Printables Includes:

30 Pages Reviewing:

  • 2 digit times 1 digit
  • Word code
  • x10 x100 x1,000 x 10,000
  • x9 x10 x11 x12
  • x5, x6, x8
  • 4 digit subtraction
  • Subtraction across zeros
  • 4 digit addition
  • Standard to word form
  • 2-d shapes and real life connection
  • Right angles
  • Perimeter
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Fractions as part of a whole
  • Fractions as part of a set
  • Decimals
  • Multi-step word problems
  • Rounding to nearest 100 and 1,000
  • Column addition
  • Expanded form to standard form
  • Value of digits
  • Base ten blocks
  • Greatest to least
  • Bonus activity

April Math Printables Include:

30 Pages Reviewing: 

  • Multiplication 2 digit times 1 digit
  • Addition using code
  • x5, x 6, x 7, x 8, x 9
  • x10, x100, x 1,000, x 10,000
  • x9, x10, x11, x12
  • 4 digit subtraction with regrouping
  • Subtracting across zeros
  • 4 digit addition with regrouping
  • Writing numbers in word form
  • 2d shapes
  • Right, acute, and obtuse angles
  • Perimeter
  • Area
  • Fractions-parts of set and whole
  • Decimals
  • Rounding
  • Place value
  • Word problems
  • Bonus activity

May Math Worksheets 

30 Pages Reviewing:  

  • Logic Problem
  • Multiplication- True or False
  • Charts with Patterns
  • Multiply with Real-Life
  • Expanded Notation
  • Fractions- Parts of a Group
  • Probability
  • Patterns
  • Mixed Operations
  • Elapsed Time
  • Types of Angles
  • Using a Grid
  • Find the area and perimeter
  • Glyph
  • Subtraction with Regrouping
  • Multiply 2 digit by 1 digit
  • Division
  • Function Tables
  • Positions-Giving Directions
  • Division
  • Name the Coordinates
  • Following Directions
  • Organizing Data
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Division with and without remainders
  • Addition with Regrouping
  • Volume
  • Comparing Fractions
  • Missing Factors
  • Telling Time

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To access the math worksheets digital file using the Easel Activities tool you simply click on red button "Use as buyer" to access your digital resource.

The Easel Activities tool allows you to assign activities directly to your students using Google Classroom. Once the student accesses the link through Google Classroom, they will complete, turn in, and receive your feedback on the TpT platform.

⭐TEACHER REVIEWS:

✎"I use these to put into my sub tub just in case they are needed. I love how each month is closely related to things we are currently learning or have previously learned."

✎"I love the way this resource can be used many different ways: homework, early finishers, morning work." Stephanie E.

✎"Wonderful resource that allows students to practice multiple concepts. Thanks!" Brianne E.

✎"Thank you for this! This will be a life saver when checking that my grade threes really "get a concept". They are made to be cute too! Will be using these VERY often, thanks again!" Trenna B.

✎ "I can't wait to use this!" Anita S.

✎ "This has been a great resource for my advanced 2nd grade students." Donna R.

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