We have completed 3 weeks into school and routines, processes, and procedures have been established. It has been fantastic to see all the classroom communities being created; this will help the students and teachers focus their best energies into growing and learning this academic year. The EAL support teachers and the homeroom teachers have begun their collaborative work as well. We have been working closely with the teaching teams to co-plan lessons and units and meet with students to support the grade level curriculum.
As the weeks progress, keep looking to our blog for strategies, tips, and ideas on ways to help support your English Language Learner (ELL) at home!
We value all students’ native language, here are some online resources to practice reading in their first language.
- Unite for Literacy shows several titles about different topics. The books are in English and you can select a second language to narrate the book in an additional language, your language. This site contains a large selection of language options such as Chinese, Turkish, Swedish, French, German, Arabic, and many more. All the resources in this site are free to anyone that wishes to access!
- World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages like Mandarin, Spanish, Polish, Danish, French, German, Urdu, and more. It is free and you may have to register your child to enjoy a free account.
Thank you to those of you that were able to attend our EAL Parent Night yesterday. We welcome a strong home and school connection and are available for more questions regarding your child’s progress as they build their English skills.
If you were not able to come to the parent session, that’s ok! We have attached the slides from our presentation here.
Thank you for your continued support and involvement.
EAL Parent Night Info Presentation August 2017