Who is your ELL student?


English Language Learners are just that: learners. They will get there with the right input.  What makes them different is that they will enjoy the added benefit of speaking in two systems of codes, which will enhance the rest of their cognitive and academic performance, unless there are any hindering pre-existing factors that may prevent it. Taken from OSSE.DC.GOV The state definition of Limited-English proficient … Continue reading Who is your ELL student?

Magnificent Multicultural Night


This multicultural event was a success because I researched every single family’s background in the school and invited them to celebrate them and give it 100%.  I thought they wouldn’t, but they all gave 500%!  Each country wanted to out perform the other, and it was amazing what came out. I will never forget this night, like, EVER.  I had all these amazing people working … Continue reading Magnificent Multicultural Night

New resources: Book Reports /Graphic Organizers, K-5


This is the latest resource I added to my TES shop. There are, I think, 14 pages on this one, but do not get mad if it is less.  Notice that they are all differentiated k-1, 2-3 and 4-5 All of my resources are made with the Wixie and Pixie authoring tool. Continue reading New resources: Book Reports /Graphic Organizers, K-5

FREE ESL practice for SPEAKING (and listening) online


Remember these resources? Not long ago, I posted about how I keep my resources saved and stored in my Padlets. Check them out now if you want!  ❤️ I got you some extra ESL ❤️ Here are MORE ESL practice sites that can help you in every standard area of life. The ROBOT! THE ESL ROBOT!  The English Tutor is already an ANDROID app that … Continue reading FREE ESL practice for SPEAKING (and listening) online

Free TOEFL Test Practice Sites


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States.  This is the breakdown of the test Listening 30 to 50 40 to 60 minutes adaptive short conversationslong conversations dialogues Structure 20 to 25 15 to 20 minutes adaptive … Continue reading Free TOEFL Test Practice Sites