Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

The number of English-Language Learners at the FIS is growing rapidly. As we have to respond to the ersanneeds of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. Using these practices consistently will make our lessons more efficient and effective. We also feel it is important to include a few "worst" practices in the hope that they will not be repeated!

The following text has been taken from Larry Ferlazzo who teaches English & Social Studies at an inner-city high school in Sacramento,CA, USA. He is a successful author and blogger. Follow link below to his website.

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How To Use Blogs In the Classroom


"Blogs may be great educational tools and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web, but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash". C. Pappas - Founder of the eLearning Industry's Network

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The Frayer Model


The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. The model helps to develop a better understanding of complex  concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not. The center of the diagram shows the concept being defined, while the quadrants around the concept are used for providing the details.

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Strong arguments for blogging for English-Language Learners.


Rusul Alrubail, writer on education, teaching and learning and Chief Education Officer at The Writing Project makes a strong arguement for blogging for English-Language Learners.

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