Friday, June 28, 2013

ESL Assessment Links (n.d.). Project based learning.

RubiStar. (2008).


Wiggins, G. (2011). Big ideas: An authentic assessment e-journal -

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Study Guides and Strategies

Author:  Joe F. Landsberger

5 attributes for building literacy of English Learners:
* Culturally relevant -- Culture(s):  All
* Effective strategy for English Learners -- Strategy name:  Pre Questions
Authority -- Well known source
Age Appropriate -- Grade Level: 6th-8th
Navigation with ease -- Links, design, feedback buttons:  Accessible


  • Pre-Reading strategy that guides the ELs in the comprehension process.
  • Enables teachers to prepare questions in advance of reading.
  • Guides students as they complete their reading assignment.
  • Teacher can help students develop their own questions, which will help them establish purpose and focus.
  • Great strategy in activating prior knowledge.
  • Students get an idea of what they are going to be exposed to from the reading.