SDAIE Literature

Select materials carefully, slow the pace slightly, portion work into manageable chunks and increase depth of each lesson will allow the teacher to ensure ELLs have a fulfilling experience with literature. Content Appropriate genre selection […]

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Keep Moving Forward

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt […]

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SDAIE Social Studies

The goal of teaching Social Studies is to help students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an independent world. […]

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Content-Area Application

Holla for CALLA No child Left Behind (2002) spawned CALLA, the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach. CALLA is for English language learners at the advanced-beginning and intermediate learning levels. CALLA model has three components: topics […]

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Re-presenting Information

After students have learned something new, they can transform that knowledge into another way of expressing what they learned by illustrating, dramatizing, creating songs, dancing, rewriting stories, creating videos, etc. By re-presenting information, students can […]

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