I teach English Language Learners at North Haven's three elementary schools. My classes are designed to help students in the following areas:
My students learn strategies and gain practice to better comprehend, speak and write in English. Classes meet in small "pull out" groups regularly.
My schedule is as follows:
Green Acres: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings
Clintonville: Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons
Ridge Road: Thursday and Friday mornings
Montowese: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
Stages of Language Acquisition
PreProduction/Silent Period/Pre-Emergence of L2:
Students communicate with gestures and actions.
Lessons focus on listening comprehension.
Lessons build receptive vocabulary.
Students speak using one or two words or short phrases. Lessons expand receptive vocabulary. Activities are designed to motivate students to produce vocabulary which they already understand.
Students speak in longer phrases and complete sentences.
Lessons continue to expand receptive vocabulary. Activities are designed to promote higher levels of language use.
Students engage in conversation and produce connected narrative.
Lessons continue to expand receptive vocabulary. Activities are designed to develop higher levels of language use in content area.
Reading and writing activities are incorporated into lesson.
BICS and CALPS
Teach to Varied Learning Styles
Books for Teachers