SECME for allA discussion of teaching ELL / ESOL students engaging science
Who are these kids?
What is in a name?
Broward County Demographics April 2012
Total Enrollment260, 282 students
Languages 56Countries 176
Foreign Born Student Enrollment31, 479
Total Enrollment of ELLs34, 590 (13%)The Top three Languages
Spanish 14, 192
Haitian-Creole 7, 479
An ELL / ESOL QuizWhat do you call someone who speaks three languages?What do you call someone who speaks two languages?What do you call someone who speaks one language?
The answer to the last questionAn American!
How proficient are you in ESOL/ ELL terminology?BINGO
Alphabet Soup Quiz
LEPESOLRTICALPCCRIPTTitle IIILYELLLFZZMETA Consent DecreeK-TEAESOL MatrixELLSEPCCSSBICSCELLA
LEPLimited English ProficientESOLEnglish for speakers of Other LanguagesRTIResponse to InterventionCALPCognitive Academic Language ProficiencyCCRCollege and Career ReadinessIPTIdea Proficiency Test
Title IIIFederal Grant that provides funding for ELLsLYActive English Language Learner StudentELLEnglish Language learnerLFCode for former Ells who are being monitored for 2 yearsZZLEP code for non-ELLsMETA Consent DecreeMulticultural Educational Training and Advocacy
Alphabet soup answers cont
K-TEAKaufman test of Educational AchievementESOL MatrixInstructional strategies that are effective for ELLsELLSEPEnglish Language learner student education planCCSSCommon Core State StandardsBICSBasic Interpersonal Communicative SkillsCELLAComprehensive English Language Learning and Assessment
What works for ELL / ESOL studentsResearch shows that collaborative inquiry based experiences (Diaz & Flores) workEncourage group work vary groups by mixed level and same language partners.Allow for peer translation - preferred languages within the groupAllow for groups to present in their primary and secondary language.
What works continuedDifferentiated InstructionCross-curricular collaboration - inclusion of other teachers in the science lesson planning and presentation (art teachers).Hands-on activities whenever possible.Students learned vocabulary faster when first presented in their primary language (bilingual instructor, or aide)Use of analogies during instruction. (analogy =drawing a comparison) ** make sure the example is understood by all!Alternative assessment (oral presentations vs pencil and paper exams).
The other safe harbor the classroomTen Qualities of Successful Lessons by Peter Brunn
Lesson Planning ActionsTeachers plan lessons with their students in mind (not just the content)Teachers use predictable lesson structure that allows students to grow academically and sociallyTeachers make listening to students thinking the heart of their lessons.
Lesson Planning Actions contTeachers keep the body of their lessons focused on open-ended topics.Teachers never lose track of the lessons objective.Teachers use facilitation techniques to probe student thinking.Teachers listen and invite students to do most of the talking.
Lesson Planning conclusionTeachers set up students to work independentlyTeachers help students develop the social skills for successful peer interactionTeachers work with students to create a sense of community.
Common Core & Tier WordsTier 1 Basic words that commonly appear in spoken language. Because they are heard frequently in numerous contexts and with nonverbal communication, Tier 1 words rarely require explicit instruction. Examples of Tier 1 words are clock, baby, happy and walk.Tier 3 Words that are not frequently used except in specific content areas or domains. Tier 3 words are central to building knowledge and conceptual understanding within the various academic domains and should be integral to instruction of content. Medical, legal, biology and mathematics terms are all examples of these words.
Tier 2 WordsTier 2 High frequency words used by mature language users across several content areas. Because of their lack of redundancy in oral language, Tier 2 words present challenges to students who primarily meet them in print. Examples of Tier 2 words are obvious, complex, establish and verify.We teach too many Tier I words, not enough Tier 2words, and were just about right-on with our teaching of Tier 3 words.--Doug Fisher, Secondary LiteracyConference Spring 2007, Anaheim CA
List of High Frequency Tier 2 Words (A-definite)accelerate, achieve, adjacent, alternative, analyze, approach, approximate, arbitrary,assert, assess, assign, assume, authorize, automatic, chapter, compensate, complex,complicate, comply, component, comprehend, conceive, concentrate, concept,conclude, consequence, consist, constant, construct, consult, context, contrast,contribute, convert, create, criterion, crucial, data, define, definite
Tier 2 & Tier 3 wordsThe solar system consists of the sun and all the planets and other bodies that revolve around the sun. Planets are any of the primary bodies that orbit the sun. Scientists have long debated the origins of the solar system. In the 1600s and 1700s, many scientists thought that the sun formed first and threw off the materials that later formed the planets. But in 1796, the French mathematician Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, advance a hypothesis that is now know as the nebular hypothesis.
From: Holts California Edition of High School Earth Science textbook
BICS vs CALPBasic Interpersonal Communication Skills versusCognitive Academic Language Proficiency
The Lesson of Princess SOH CAH TOA
Lessons LearnedSeating ChartsKnowledge level of studentsCultural and diverse backgrounds of studentsCelebrate successesWatch attendanceWatch out for loners
Kesyon - Preguntas
Presented by Mark Eyerman School Board of Broward County, Florida Blanche Ely High SchoolSECME Summer Institute 2011 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
*Reading from intro to the House on Mango street
*How Europe and others in the world see us!*Diaz & Flores, 2001The best for our children; Critical Perspectives on literacy for Latino students*Perozzi & Chavez-Sanchez (1992) Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools.*The Brick and Mortar of vocabulary and academic words. Tier 3 words- Brick How writers build thoughts, ideas, sentences, etc. Tier 2 words are the mortar that hold these thoughts, ideas together in sentences, etc. *