Help with Spanish for Educators: Includes classroom phrases, Spanish alphabet sounds & notes, Spanish for educators guides, & IB Profile Words/Attitudes.
Difference between BICS & CALP:
BICS – Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
Social Language: Used with friends, strangers, etc. through all aspects of life
- Takes 6 months – 2 years to develop
CALP – Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing formal academic language used within content areas.
- Takes 5 – 7yrs to develop
- 7 – 10 years without formal schooling
http://www.colorincolorado.org/video/terms-know-bics-and-calp (about 1 ½ min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoB4KEIsHTk (about 2 ½ min)
Students will eventually develop language. Important to be patient.
The cards are specially designed to facilitate creative story-telling and to get speakers producing natural speech on a wide range of topics.
- Character & Action Cards: Elementary friendly version of the cards.
Did you see it? Math vocabulary cards can be found in Spanish, Chinese, and French!! Just click on Dual Immersion at the top and choose a language.
Source: Granite School District
Students get excited to choose from Seesaw’s creative tools. They express themselves, reflect on their learning and create a portfolio they’re proud to show others.
I had to put Seesaw under Language Activities & Tools after Kelly Hobby’s testimony:
I can create activities (I just made one of me doing a Number Talk for when the sub is here next week) or I can look in the library they have. It has kids answer in all sorts of ways (record voice, video, draw, type)….It’s awesome. I love it. I’ve gotten so much insight into their thinking using it and then it collects whatever they do into a “portfolio” so if I want to send it to their parents I can and it’ll be everything all together.
Thank you for sharing Kelly!!
Using Cognates to Develop Comprehension in English: Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. While English may share very few cognates with a language like Chinese, 30-40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish. For Spanish-speaking ELLs, cognates are an obvious bridge to the English language.
Jan Richardson Guided Reading Resources: Includes Spanish Resources –> vocabulary cards, retelling scaffold, question cards, etc.
FCRR: The Florida Center for Reading Research is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University that was established in 2002 by the Governor’s office and Legislature. Currently, FCRR is home to nine tenured and tenure-track faculty members.
From 2004 to 2008, a team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the Student Center materials.
If English is an additional language, then it will be important that you understand and value the child’s expansion of both home and school language. You will want to adjust your teaching to make sure that English language learners (ELLs) have access to your teaching about sounds, letters, and words. Often, these adjustments are minor and easy to implement, but they are necessary to promote essential understandings on the part of these learners.