Dr Trish

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I'm a professor whose heart lives in the classroom! Research-based materials for every language learner.
 
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5th Grade Poetry Unit with sheltered instructional strategies for classrooms with English Learners with a visual dictionary, hands-on activities, aligned with CCSS, and more! Welcome! I hope you enjoy these activities with your students. The
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101 research-based teaching ideas for Kindergarten through Adult English as a Second Language classrooms, sheltered English classrooms, and any educational setting with just a few or many students learning a language. The teaching ideas are
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Dear Amazing 5th Grade Teacher! It’s true that when we think of centers, we usually think of lower grade classrooms. But, in this case, what’s good for younger students is good for 5th graders. Lower grade teachers know that they need to pull
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Common Core State Standards - 4th Grade Math Standard I can draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.1, 2, & 3 The Sort It! Series of games is based on one of the
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The Common Core highlights the need for students to begin citing the texts they are reading when they are speaking and writing. Students must use evidence to make a claim and to evaluate arguments in texts - but this can be difficult for students,
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How do I do it? House building is a useful metaphor for talking about strong paragraph construction. Explain to students that each paragraph is a house that they build. The roof is the main idea that gets our attention and helps hold the whole
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Common Core State Standards - Writing Anchor Standard Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9 One of the most popular games I use is the most simple: grab 3
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How do I do it? Finding the theme or main idea of a story can be a challenge for language learners and can require significant support. The following process will help language learners determine the theme or main idea of a piece of literature and
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This 5 day mini math unit is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and can be used as an introduction to the study of volume of right rectangular prisms or be used as a culminating activity. Sometimes, teaching volume can be intimidating for
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Question Wheels are a fun tool to support language learners in asking questions about parts of stories! Download is 2 pages, the bottom of the wheel with questions and the top of the wheel with a cut-out window to view the type of
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Welcome Awesome 5th Grade Teacher! Graphic organizers are an easy way to shelter instruction for all students, especially language learners! WHAT? Use a graphic organizers at the beginning, middle and end of a lesson. WHY? Graphic organizers
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Need help differentiating? This handy sheet is a treasure trove of research-based differentiation ideas to use in math, K-12. We all know that students are often at alarmingly different places in math in terms of their skills and understanding,
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Dear Amazing Teacher, Why do Language Learners need to journal write? The more students write, the better writers they become* - and practicing writing is especially important for language learners. Regular journal writing benefits Language
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Stick People Faces Downloadable What, me lecture?!? Most teachers would not say that they use lecture as a tool to teach in their classrooms. That's what professors and politicians do standing behind a podium and talking at an audience... But if
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Give Me Half! Fractions Mini-Unit 1st-3rd Grades for Sheltered English Classrooms from Beginner to Native Speaker I hope you enjoy this Fraction Mini-Unit that includes 3 engaging and interactive lessons. It has been designed for your students in
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Get your 2nd-6th grade students talking about informational texts with this fun question wheel that can be used with partners, individually, or in small groups. After reading an individual text, spin the wheel and students ask one another questions
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How do I do it? Support student research work with a recording sheet that asks teacher and/or students to collect information about a topic using different sources (e.g. websites, books, people etc.) and list important ideas, any key words, and
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Dear Amazing Teacher, Supporting our students in talking and listening in a structured and thoughtful way can be difficult and especially so for language learners. Students learning a new language are experiencing what Dr. Stephen Krashen* calls
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Need ideas to teach the Common Core? Get them now! All teachers need new teaching ideas - or reminders of ones you already know. If some of your students or all of them are learning English or another language, these tips are for you. Simple and
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How do I do it? When students are doing writing projects (e.g. narratives, spelling sentences, journal entries, etc.), encourage them to use “colorful” words. Model this by showing the students a simple sentence such as “The nice boy let me use his
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Bilingual public elementary school teacher and a migrant education teacher in California. Supervised and mentored student teachers in California, New York, New Jersey, and Utah. Staff development for K-12 teachers. Taught both preservice and inservice teachers methods and theory for teaching social studies, reading, science, integrated curriculum, English as a Second Language, and multicultural curriculum and teaching.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Research-based, student-centered, inquiry-based, funds of knowledge, active, hands-on with ongoing assessment, high-standards to support students in becoming engaged, active and happy citizens in an interdependent world. Multilingual and multicultural curriculum and teaching. Ultimately, I hope that education supports students in growing their freedom and their responsibility to fellow classmates and the world's citizenry.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for Curriculum Studies; 2003-2004 Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society Top Professor Award at Utah State University

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University’s; Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University and Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University’s Teachers College.  She holds a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University and Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.  Tricia was a bilingual public elementary school teacher and a migrant education teacher in California.  Tricia has supervised and mentored student teachers in California, New York, and Utah.  As a teacher educator, Tricia has taught both preservice and inservice teachers methods and theory for teaching social studies, bilingual reading, bilingual science, integrated curriculum, English as a Second Language, and multicultural curriculum and teaching.  She has presented locally and nationally to teachers and researchers about meeting the needs of all students in schools.  She is the recipient of the 2003 AERA Outstanding Dissertation Award for Curriculum Studies and the 2003-2004 Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society Top Professor Award at Utah State University.  Tricia carries out research and publishes about teacher education.  Tricia is passionate about making curriculum engaging and accessible to all students in schools. Her book, (Un)Knowing Diversity: Researching narratives of neocolonial classrooms through youth’s testimonios was published by Peter Lang in March 2012.

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