Tools for ESL and LEP Students
ESL= English as a Second Language
LEP= Limited English Proficient
Blog Post Agenda:
RESOURCES FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS
RESOURCES FOR NEWCOMERS
RESOURCES SHARED VIA MY TEACHER WIKI
END OF BLOG POST BONUS (101 RESOURCES)
Second language learners arrive at the doors of our schools from many different countries, and with different backgrounds. They bring with them a wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity which transforms the simplest classroom into a unique cultural experience.
As educators working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations of students we need to understand the implications of pedagogy on language acquisition and learning for students acquiring English besides all the critical concepts specific to the curriculum we teach. Therefore, we need to consider our students’ linguistic, cultural, academic, and cognitive needs when implementing instructional procedures that maximize student engagement and learning in our classrooms.
As this year (2012!) draws to an end, I was thinking to share with you my favorite collection of websites I planned on using with my students this year. It definitely contains valuable online resources of great instructional value for language learners which can cover a multitude of standards for all four language domains (reading, writing, speaking, listening). I collected these websites using Symbaloo, which is a great tool that helps users gather online resources in a very organized and neat way. I highly recommend it to you. Below you can see a screenshot of these websites which can be accessed here. 🙂
Newcomers make up a very special category of students who display unique needs. By “newcomers” I mean students who are new to the country (first and second year). My favorite collection of resources for newcomers can be accessed here.
For more resources feel free to visit my wiki page here. 🙂
END OF BLOG POST BONUS:
Since I use this blog as a way to store best educational resources for both you and I, I cannot leave aside a great collection of resources I just came accross recently, created by Erik Schreefel, posted in Educational Technology Oct. 12th, 2012. So, feel free to take a peek at these 101 resources here. 🙂
Have a great 2013 and feel free to add to these lists any great resources you enjoy using! 🙂
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