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by blanca
Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Benefits of ESL for regular classroom teachers?
Replies: 5
Views: 14520

I agree with Genie, one of the advantages to be ESL certified is learning the starategies and the modification you can make for your students in the classrooms, these strategies and modification can be used with ESL students or regular students. Most of the modifications you will do for an ESL stude...
by blanca
Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Understanding and teaching children from different cultures.
Replies: 5
Views: 9053

First of all we need to show our students respect from their culture and make them feel welcome in the classroom. We can teach them about the American culture and they can teach us from their culture. It is important for them to learn the American culture, but is also important to keep their own cul...
by blanca
Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Where can I find cheap ESL books?
Replies: 3
Views: 4174

by blanca
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Students speaking other languages
Replies: 9
Views: 9307

One of the reasons Spanish speaking students speak Spanish with their friends at free time, is because it is easier for them, they feel more comfortable speaking in their own language. I as an adult if a see my Hispanic friends I address them in Spanish. I agree with Arlett, we have to be positive a...
by blanca
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: much needed advice for our future
Replies: 7
Views: 5464

You will be fine Choranda, it is very important to be prepared to teach the students, when you get your classroom and in that classroom you will get your ESL students is going to be ok'. The same strategies that you will use for your English Speaking students are necessary for your ESL students. We ...
by blanca
Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:49 am
Forum: Texts
Topic: new teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Congratulations! What grade are you going to teach? It will be helpful if you mention your student's English level. Just remember you need a wide variety of books you need to include all genres. Once you start working with your students you will observe what kind a reading they prefer. Good Luck!
by blanca
Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Preparing to teach Elementary school abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2416

To teach ESL students you will need the same supplies as the regular classroom. You can work with your vocabulary development with things around your classroom. To teach ESL you don't need sofisticated equipment. Good luck!
by blanca
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: ESL needed in early grades?
Replies: 8
Views: 7489

Leslie, In my school district the ESL Program is implemented PK3-12. With PK students they work on oral development through rhymes, songs, and story telling, guided reading. The strategies used with ESL students will benefit your regular students. In fist grade we had 50 LEP students and 2nd grade w...
by blanca
Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:09 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSES
Replies: 9
Views: 9646

Thank you for all your comments and advise. :lol: I just want the best for the students, since we don't have a bilingual teacher in 1st. grade. The only bilingual instruction they will get is in kindergarten. DO YOU KNOW ANY BILINGUAL TEACHER WILLING TO TEACH in this district?? :roll:
by blanca
Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Bilingual education
Replies: 6
Views: 7525

:lol: I am in your same situation. I did my Intership in a Bilingual Program in Nacogdoches, but I only observed the children taught in Spanish. I was told that they went for English instruction 1 hour a day. Also, the Primary School Principal in my school district and I went to Luking ISD and obser...
by blanca
Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: How often should I test my students?Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 5530

By law you have to do it annually, but you can also do it before TAAS or TAKS to suuport your exemptions. Informally you can assess them while they are working to plan your instruction according to their needs. :lol
by blanca
Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSES
Replies: 9
Views: 9646

Jenniffer: I know the teachers I will be working with. This week we had staff development and we wroked on the Kindergarten curriculum. They are really nice and helpful. What I am worried about is what language you should use to instruct the students. Should I use English or Spanish? , Should I use ...
by blanca
Sun Jun 15, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSES
Replies: 9
Views: 9646

ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSES

:lol: Hello, I am a college student hoping to graduate in December as en EC-4 teacher. The bilingual program will be implemented in my hometown district, and I will be working with the bilingual children. Since we are going to start the program in the second semester I would like to ask you for some...