ESOL

5 Effective Strategies for English Teachers

By The Room 241 Team October 17, 2012

Teaching English is no easy feat. With a variety of different skill levels in every classroom, teachers must employ effective strategies that allow each student to learn the material. Whether the class focuses on literature, grammar, or language skills, these teaching strategies will come in handy for many English teachers. Five Effective Strategies for English… Read More

ESL Teaching Strategies for Educators

By The SHARE Team October 14, 2012

Every teacher strives to make a long-term difference in the lives of children who attend their classrooms. Educators who teach English as a Second Language (ESL) have no doubts about their impact on students. Teaching English to speakers of other languages present unique challenges: Due to limited vocabulary range or nervousness, students may struggle to… Read More

Five Stages of Second Language Acquisition

By The SHARE Team October 4, 2012

Learning to speak and write one’s native language well is often challenging enough; acquiring these skills in a second language requires even more effort, commitment, and practice. Mechanics of second language acquisition Each language has its own set of rules for speaking and writing the language properly, and individuals trying to learn a new language… Read More

Adapting ESL/ESOL Curriculum for Common Core

By The Room 241 Team October 2, 2012

Students who are learning English as a second language present a unique set of challenges for the classroom and the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Children in these situations come from a variety of backgrounds. Some may speak native languages that have some similar vocabulary to English, and these students may be able to… Read More

Teaching English and Reading with Graphic Novels

By Correne Constantino April 15, 2011

What do you think of when you hear the words graphic novel? Do you think literature or do you think junk? Do you think of cartoons and toys or do you think reading, connecting and thinking? Graphic novels are too often thought of as junk or empty reading. This is untrue; in my course room… Read More