A website that has a collection of videos and uses them “. . . to tell stories about real people and progress in global development.” There are numerous topics such as: education, gender, health, and environment. What a great resource of life from around the world to spark conversations and writing in the classroom!
Try using WIDA’s Essential Actions with PLCs as a first step to involve everyone in helping ELL students reach higher achievement levels.
Analyzing visuals is a sure way to get students excited about sharing their thoughts. This strategy is also a great way to build or check background knowledge. http://www.csun.edu/education/assets/take-away-tools/2013/hoel-moca.pdf
Have students who struggle to manage their time? Try this ABC+D strategy adapted from Kelly Gallagher.
About two-thirds of English words are borrowed. Want to know more? Check out this resource.
Although most of this resource takes a Phonics approach, I found the charts about the frequency of spelling and the suggestive order of introducing letter-sound correspondences useful.