When deciding what to present on for the IL Bilingual Conference last week, I decided to go back to my two loves in the classroom: writing and technology. With tools to teach Common Core skills much in demand right now, I looked to the Common Core Anchor Standards to frame my presentation. Below I break down some of the CCSS Anchor Standards for Writing and the tools that can help teachers develop the needed skills in their students. Have fun exploring!
This post winds up my series on word sorts and how they can be useful to ELL students in the classroom. The last use that I have for word sorts is to study the more technical aspects of language, something that we need to teach more explicitly for our English learner students in order for them to learn the intricacies of the language.