Modifying curriculum for English Language Learners/ESOL students can be challenging, especially since there are very few resources to help you! That is why I wanted to put together a COMPREHENSIVE training guide to modifying content for your ELLs! This is a one-of-a-kind resource written from the perspective of a teacher who spent 16 years in the trenches so this includes actual real-life classroom examples! This covers all the basics to help you better connect all students to content using a Social Studies lens.
I assembled my best strategies, tips, advice, classroom moments, soapbox speeches, links, and pretty much the kitchen sink to help you make modifying content for your ESOL students a cinch! Teachers are SUPER busy and you never know when you will get a new student. Well, what happens when that student speaks limited English?
This GUIDEBOOK contains an Introduction, The Social Studies Whisperer's 10 BEST TIPS for working with English Language Learners, a Sample Modified Lesson, and Extra Resources. But wait! There's more. You even get over 20 pages of BONUS RESOURCES!
Altogether you get pages and pages of helpful content to help you truly set your ELLs up for Success! And it's written in a way where you can pick and choose then start applying strategies little by little depending on what part of the year it is! I also include a cheat sheet recap for each tip!
The GUIDEBOOK is saved in a format optimized for digital format to make the size of the document smaller. If you purchase this and wish to print and find that the pictures aren't looking crisp, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to a printer-quality version. I also have a more compressed version of the PDF available.
The 10 Hacks Include Strategies and Ideas for the following topics:
*Setting Up your Space and Classroom Library
*Posting Learning Objectives for ELLs
*SIOP Language Objectives for S.S.
*Any time S.S. activities for ELLs
*Suggestions for working with newcomers
*How to Make a Newcomer Kit
*Building Listening and Speaking Skills during SS
*Modification Ideas for Daily Lessons and Assessments
*Learning Station Ideas
*Integrating the Arts
*Picking which Action Steps to Implement
Stay tuned for videos and a course as a companion!