Feeling like a first-year teacher! Help! ELL Classroom

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  1. Mr.Literature

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    I've taught intensive Language Arts my entire career. I am used to and love breaking down things for my students to learn and make gains. I'm passionate about what I do.
    However, I started high school this year and I was given all of the ELL students who just arrived and don't speak a word of English, so rather than work on the standards like I'm used to, I'm having to start over, without a real curriculum map.
    I can't show them main idea, if they don't know their alphabet in English. I'm Hispanic and so I will definitely be able to identify with and work with these kids well. It's the uncertainty of something new that has me so scared, and going in not knowing where these kids are English wise. Half of them for certain know very little, and the other half are said to not know a word of English but the truth is that no one knows for certain and I'll only find out on the first day of the kids being back.
    I'm trying to be as enthusiastic as I can be about this position because I truly think I can help these kids, but it's still scary feeling new and slightly lost. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone been in a similar situation?
     
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    OK, I'm going to suggest going to the Free Links thread. Scroll through all of it, and you will find a ton of ESL resources and links that you will almost certainly find useful. I know they are there, because I put them there. I am certified ESL, as is my son, so I never miss a chance to share those with the teachers who may be in your boat. Trust me, there are some towards the beginning, but if you keep looking you will find them scattered all the way through - I know that I have just recently specifically added more. Start there. Look for newcomer resources, the ones like Dave's Cafe, and Colorin' In Colorado, and there are specifically newcomer resource from NJDOE. Hope this helps.
     
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    Today, I want to throw some links at you that involve ESL, ELLs, and Bilingual education. And I would be cheating all of you if I didn't include "The Blueberry Story" by Vollemer to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.

    http://www.joanwink.com/store/criti...gy-3rd-edition-practicing-pedagogy-patiently/

    http://www.joanwink.com/wp-content/...ing-Program-and-Evidence-Shin-and-Krashen.pdf





    http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc/Children-s-Books-c20.htm

    http://www.mrsciguy.com/teachstories.html#blueberry
    Seasonable:
    http://www.faithtap.com/5011/upcycle-everyday-items-into-darling-christmas-ornaments/
    http://faithtap.com/973/apple-holiday-ad-misunderstood/
    http://faithtap.com/3014/how-to-make-ninja-squishy-balls/
    http://faithtap.com/3135/money-saving-swiffer-hacks/
    http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
    For ESL/ELLs
    http://www.webenglishteacher.com/esl.html

    These are for the Pre-K through K people, but would work well with poor readers and the ESL population:
    http://geology.com/teacher/
    OK, you will note that I have raided the best links of NJEA, but good resources are not bound by state boundaries, or even subject matter, in many cases. Browse the links and see what you can glean from the information - free resources come in all sizes, shapes, and places. Please enjoy.
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/classroom-tools/web-resources/special-ed
    http://www.njcec.org/home
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-le...ion-gifted-talented/autism-spectrum-disorders
    http://www.autism-society.org/
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
    http://www.cec.sped.org/
    http://www.ccbd.net/home
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/professional-development-main/standards-frameworks-pdps
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/professional-development-main/pd-partners
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/classroom-tools/web-resources
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/espacademy
    http://www.njea.org/members/educational-support/esp-links
    http://www.njea.org/resources/on-the-web
    http://www.njea.org/teaching-and-learning/classroom-tools
    http://www.njea.org/news/2016-01-04/exceptional-children-conference
    http://www.njea.org/parents-and-community/read-across-america


    http://www.teachpreschoolscience.com/ClassifyingRocks.html
    http://www.kidpointz.com/kids-activities/science-activities
    http://www.geosociety.org/positions/position4.htm
    http://www.siemensscienceday.com/activities/hands-on-science-activities.cfm
    http://www.blindscience.org/online-resources How cool that there is s website for the blind that has resources for this population
    http://www.science4us.com/elementary-earthspace-science/
    http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/directory/global_k.html
    http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/science-lessons/
    http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/science-activities
    http://www.edutopia.org/blog/earth-day-lesson-plans-matt-davis
    http://www.makemegenius.com/
    http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/teach/
    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/museum/k-12.html
    http://www.crscience.org/educators/scienceliterature I think this link has great potential, so I will be visiting very soon
    http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/earthday.shtml
    http://education.usgs.gov/primary.html
    http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/k-8.html
    http://lessonplanspage.com/science/kindergarten/
    http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/main/teacher_resources.html
    http://extension.uga.edu/k12/school-gardens/curriculum/
    https://naturebridge.org/training-tools/teachers/watershed-studies
    http://nasawavelength.org/
    http://quake.ualr.edu/schools/elem.htm
    http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/mnstep/activities/35629.html
    http://www.teachhub.com/integrate-science-across-curriculum
    http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/
    http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curr...elopment/ngss-pd/lesson-plans-exploring-ngss/
    http://cleanet.org/cln/index.html
    http://www.schoolofdragons.com/resources/the-effect-of-gravity
    http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=90 Another cool site that I want to spend some time with!





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    ESL Resources:
    https://www.oxfordseminars.com/esl-teaching-resources/
    www.usingenglish.com/teachers/
    http://mrshurleysesl.com/teacherresources/
    www.eslgold.com/
    www.studentguide.org/the-50-best-esl-resources-for-kids/
    www.eslcafe.com/
    www.colorincolorado.org
    www.eslbase.com/teaching
    www.pps.k12.or.us/curriculum/PDFs/ESL_Modifications.pdf
    http://www.uen.org/k12educator/ell/
    https://en.islcollective.com/
    http://ielanguages.com/lessonplan.html
    https://esllibrary.com/
    www.caslt.org
    www.eslkidstuff.com/LinksMenu.htm
    www.onestopenglish.com/
    www.eslteachersboard.com/
    http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/esl/
    http://guides.library.duq.edu/ESLresourcesforteachers
    www.everythingesl.net/
    www.nj.gov/njded/bilingual/resources/websites/teachers.htm
    www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/
    mastersinesl.com/leading-sources/

    www.webenglishteacher.com/esl.html
    www.teachersfirst.com/content/esl/adaptstrat.cfm
    www.stickyball.net/
    http://www.uni.edu/becker/TESOL_ESL2.html
    http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center/resources/teachers/esl-resources-students/
    http://www.maine.gov/education/esl/esllinks.htm
    http://www.5minuteenglish.com/the-f.../us/esl/interchange/resources/worksheets.html
    https://adulted-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/esltr
    http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/07/8-great-online-resources-for-esl-efl-teachers/
    http://www.funenglishgames.com/activities.html
    http://www.calpro-online.org/o_guides/esl_res_og/1.asp
    http://www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/ESL/ESLRes.htm
    http://suu.edu/ed/fso/resources/tennesee-esl-resource-center-strategies-for-esl-teachers.pdf
    http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/Bilingual-ResTeachers.pdf
    http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/teachers/supplemental-resource-links-0
    http://esl.yourdictionary.com/esl/e...resources-for-teaching-esl-pronunciation.html
    www.elcivicsonline.org/what-is-elcol
    http://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/06/24/100-best-resources-and-guides-for-esl-teachers/
    www.eslvideo.com/
    http://elc.byu.edu/elc/teacher/esl_teachers_guide.pdf
    https://esl.brainpop.com/
    http://www.fluentu.com/english/educator/blog/esl-teaching-resources/
    http://www.gooverseas.com/blog/10-best-games-esl-teachers
    https://www.esl101.com/resources
    http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/ctlr/faculty/teach/eslresources
    http://www.esl4kids.net/
    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/esl/resources/strategies_teach_math.pdf MATH
    http://www.listn.info/site/resources/links-teachers
    http://www.uwosh.edu/library/emc/lesson-plans/esl
    http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/Links/esl_pronunciation.htm
    http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-and-resources-supporting-ell-todd-finley
    http://yourenglishsource.com/useful-esl-websites/
    http://www.english-to-go.com/index.cfm
    https://www.region10.org/bilingual-esl/links/bilingual-esl-websites-and-resources/
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/EFL-ESL-ELD
    http://www.educationworld.com/foreign_lang/classroom/esl.shtml
    http://englishbanana.com/
    http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/eslapb/
    http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/further_resources.cfm
    http://teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/resources.htm
    http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/esl/
    http://esl.about.com/od/teachingenglish/
    http://www.johnsesl.com/
    http://www.slideshare.net/mpinzon87/25-best-eslefl-teacher-resources
    http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/publications/eslkits
    https://eslresources.wordpress.com/
    http://www.eslgamesplus.com/printables-powerpoint/
    http://www.englishforum.com/00/
    http://www.tesol.net/
    http://www.adultslearn.org/for-teachers/resources-for-esl-teachers
    http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Carlson_Hospital_School/PDF files/ESLWebsites.pdf
    http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/esl3/
    https://www.pinterest.com/mecaloftsgard1/esl-resources-for-elementary-teachers/
     
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