Responsibilities of the ESL Teacher

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					Teaching ESL
#1 Just to start…

Remember, you have been trained
 better than most, but you still have
 a whole lot left to learn
Since you don’t know everything,
 don’t be afraid to ask questions.
TAKE YOUR ESL CERTIFICATION TEST
 IF YOU WANT TO GET AND KEEP A
 JOB!!!!
#2 Find Your Happy Place
Teaching is the best job in the
 world!
If you don’t have a happy place to
 go in your moments of frustration,
 you’ll never make it…seriously
My Happy Place (outside of God,
 of course) is the paper from a
 Fortune Cookie..More on that later
Down to Business
Paperwork: The main paperwork
 that you’ll be completing outside of
 your personal monitoring notes on
 your ELL is your TELPAS rating
 paperwork
TELPAS: Texas English Language
 Proficiency Assessment System
TELPAS
Given to meet NCLB accountability
 requirements for meeting the needs
 of ELLs
Assesses proficiency in language
 domains of listening, speaking,
 reading, and writing
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.a
 ssessment/ELL/TELPAS-PLDs.pdf
Give it a try!
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/stud
 ent.assessment/ELL/TELPASWriti
 ng/G02Practice03-
 Collection.pdf
 What would you rate this
 sample?
Grade 2, Advanced

• Overall grasp of basic verbs and grammar
• Narrations and descriptions developed with some
detail and emerging clarity

• Writing usually understandable to individuals not
used to writing of ELLs

• Emerging ability to apply elements of grade-
appropriate writing, although support is needed
One More Time!
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/stud
 ent.assessment/ELL/TELPASWriti
 ng/G03Practice01-
 Collection.pdf
Grades 3-5, Beginning
Frequent use of primary language
 phonetics to spell even high-frequency
 English words (cip for keep, pigas for
 because, ket for get, tont for don,t, hay
 for I, ham for am, af for have, plien for
 playing.)
 Much writing unclear even to those
 accustomed to writing of ELLs
Collection shows evidence that student
 knows more English than he or she is
 able to communicate in writing
My United Nations
Uzbekistan
Germany
Turkey
Pakistan
Mexico
Vietnam
Hungary
Meeting Their Needs
Parent Involvement
Safe Environment - Physically
 and Emotionally
Support not judgment
Child without a language
BICS and CALP
Recognize that it only takes about
 a year and a half for a student to
 acquire BICS (Basic Interpersonal
 Communication Skills), but CALP
 (Cognitive Academic Language
 Proficiency) takes five to seven
 years
The SIOP Model of sheltered
 instruction aims to teach content
 alongside language * SIOP Voght
 and Echevarria is a need to know!
Teaching ESL
If you can be an effective
 Language Arts teacher, then
 you can be a great ESL
 teacher, but there is so much
 more!
How We Learn- William Glasser
 98% of what we teach using art, music,
  physical movement and/or drama
 95% of what we teach someone else
 80% of what we experience personally
 70% of what is discussed with others
 50% of what we hear and see
 30% of what we see
 20% of what we hear
 10% of what we read
 1% of what we do on a worksheet

Resources
 Making Content Comprehensible for
  English Learners - Echevarria, Short, &
  Vogt
 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching
  English Learners with the SIOP Model -
  Vogt & Echevarria
 50 Strategies for Teaching English
  Language Learners - Herrell & Jordan
 The How-To Handbook: Teaching English
  Language Learners - Teresa Walter
Books for Children
I Hate English! by Ellen Levine
My Name is Gabito
 by Monica Brown
The Upside Down Boy
 by Juan Felipe Herrera
    My
Experiences,
Mistakes, &
  Lessons
  Learned
Your ability
to love will
help a child
  in need

				
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