The English as a Second Language students in my district consist of many diverse cultural backgrounds including students from China, Mexico, Russia, France, and more! I also have two students who have American Sign Language as their first language. I work with the kindergarten through eighth grade population, at three different schools, throughout the district on their English language acquisition.
Celebrating diversity is something that is emphasized with each of my students.
Each student brings such a unique perspective into our collective groups. I find myself learning something new each day. I truly believe I have the best job in the district.
A great way to create effective literacy instruction for English learners is to provide extensive and varied vocabulary instruction. Engagement is key! Flocabulary is something I have used in the past for vocabulary instruction and it has been very successful. Students adore the "rap" songs and continue to sing them months later.
Unfortunately, with Flocabulary being a service I carried over from a previous position in another district, the subscription was not budgeted for in my new role.
Flocabulary’s research-based approach engages students and drives academic achievement across the curriculum. By connecting the songs and words to what the students are learning in their core classes, they have better access to the curriculum leading to outstanding results.
I am also asking for the Percy Jackson and The Olympians book set for my middle schoolers to have more titles available in our classroom library.
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