For students who are acquiring the English language, writing can be an extremely difficult and intimidating task. Today we’re talking all about how to bring down the fear of failure in ELL students. Our guest, Beth Vaucher, is an expert in this topic. She is sharing so many amazing tips that will help you provide the very best writing instruction not only for your ELLs, but for your whole class. We’ll discuss using tools such as sentence starters, picture prompts, word banks, collaborative journals, and graphic organizers. As Beth says, when we teach with ELLs in mind, all of our students win!
Beth Vaucher is passionate about empowering teachers to equip the English language learners in their classrooms. As a homeroom teacher who is ESL certified, she has been paralyzed by all the demands and lack of support, but she’s also broken through the barriers to see ELLs have tremendous success in reaching English fluency and wants to help others do the same thing. She has successfully worked with all levels of ELLs both in the US and Internationally, as well as sold a curriculum created to teach newcomers in over 70 countries worldwide.
In this episode we discuss:
- 3 tips for writing with ELLs
- Breaking down goals to make tasks more approachable
- Simple ways to differentiate writing activities
- How to help students who struggle to generate ideas in their writing
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Beth’s Website + free intervention guide download
- Beth’s TpT Store
- Instagram: @inspiringyounglearners
- Equipping ELLs Membership
- Writing Office resource
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About The Literacy Dive Podcast:
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!
Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind Miss P’s Style. She is a literacy specialist and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities. Through this podcast, she will share literacy tips and strategies that she has learned from the many years of experience she holds from being an elementary teacher and literacy specialist. Megan has taught all elementary grades (K-5), but an intense passion and love for upper elementary came about!
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