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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nibits for Newbies 4.24.16 Supporting EL Student's with WRITING!

If it's Sunday..
It must be time for
NIBITS for NEWBIES!

This week's theme..

HOW to help EL student's with WRITING!

I work in a Title 1 school.
I have 24 first graders with  99%  free  lunches.
This year I have 12  English Language Learners in 4 different langauges!
( I have had 18-20 EL's in the same class!)
12???     
A BREEZE!



My kiddos come with a SMALL  amount of ENGLISH print.
MOST..not all..but MOST have enough English to communicate 
everyday NEEDS to me.
BATHROOM, Recess, and When is LUNCH?
We are OK.

BUT...
English PRINT?

WOWZA! Another WORLD!

FIRST...

 We begin...BEGIN...with  Phonemic Awareness.
Sounds...
ORAL...
NO PRINT!
Letter Sounds, Vocabulary Words, Rhymes, Alliterations,,
SOUNDS
and LOTS OF THEM!

Next...
We ADD 
PHONICS!
A symbol (letter/word) to the sounds.

Alphabet, HFW, Word Families, emergent readers, etc.

For those who make READING a priority...
they excell!

For those who don't have a LOT of support at home..
It can take LONGER...

But..

THEN...
We WRITE!
We write well and we write A LOT!

Lists, poems, booklets, stories, and they LOVE IT!

The problem occurs when they don't have an ENGLISH word to attach to the "word" in their head!

Vocabulary MUST be a HUGE paaart of the daily writing minilessons.
And RESOURCES!

We use Step Up to Writing...


and

I "supplement"...Ummm
SUPPLANT
with
LUCY CAULKINS!
YESSSS!!!

http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07729.aspx
Click HERE to see it...

FINALLY..

We  use  my
WRITE ON!
 papers because they have 
VOCABULARY
built in!






Available HERE...

My kids are doing GREAT!
(Most could only write their names at first!)

Daily PROGRESS! :)




And so..
we 
PRACTICE, we TALK, WE SING,
WE CHANT,
AND ..we
  WRITE ON!
:)

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