“Table Talk” Speaking & Listening Game

First Table Talk Topic ~ Jan 29 2013 Today Grade 5 EALs started ‘Table Talks’ which encourage speaking & listening skills. Students are responsible for 3 cubes which they used to contribute to the conversation. We started out discussing what helps us feel ‘safe’ in conversations. Students brainstormed what helps them feel confident when they…

PYP Exhibition Week 1: Fostering success for EAL students

Tuning In We have launched full force into week 1 of our PYP Exhibition! Students have published their e-Dictionaries (see: writing process of e-Dictionaries) to our school’s e-Library (Write Now 1000 Blog) and are using the defined terms as a resource for their tuning-in activities. Inquire into Simple Machines To foster an inclusive environment, the…

Grade 5 e-Dictionaries…almost there!

Grade 5 students are wrapping up their e-dictionaries this week! In preparation for Exhibition, students reviewed the project requirements on the blog and chose from over 15 new words to learn. They prepared posters on Comic life or Keynote that defined the new terminology on Simple Machines. Students chose their top 5 and are in…

Vocabulary eBook

‘KEY WORDS’ eDictionary PROJECT DUE DATE: Thursday December 13 @ 8am Grade 5 will create an eDictionary of Simple Machines Vocabulary! You can use paper, Keynote or Comic life to publish your work. By Thursday morning you must have at least 5 words translated and defined.   Each page must include * The word in…

Write Now 1000: E-Book Project G5 EAL

OK Grade 5 EAL…by now you have all entered the FIRST phase of writing: the Planning phase. By NEXT Friday November 30th all plans and first drafts should be completed for sharing and group editing. We will share our Draft stories to the class and ask for STARS (positives) and TARGETS (things to work on)…

Developing Oral Language in Grade 5 EAL

    THE GREAT DEBATE Understanding the Social Purpose of Debating As language learners, EAL students develop and practice oral language skills though a variety of ways, both in the classroom and on the playground. However, many students still require careful scaffolding and meaningful real-life experiences to apply these skills in a supportive environment. During…