Welcome to Day #1 of the
One Good Thing About America Blog Tour!
Ruth's Experiences as an ELL Teacher by Ruth Freeman
Through a screening process we find out how much English they know and then plan how best to support them either in their classroom or in small groups we pull out. This year, besides working with students in their classrooms, I have three groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders I pull out for math. We are currently trying to get our heads around multiplication and arrays. Like Anaïs, my students like math because numbers are the same in any language! It can be a relief to see familiar numbers again. Of course, story problems are something else again, as Anaïs discovers. So many words asking about stickers or flowers or cupcakes! We will often write our own story problems using the students’ names and pizza…because everyone knows and loves pizza!
Stop by Late Bloomer's Book Blog tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
April 10th – Geo Librarian April 11th – Late Bloomer's Book Blog April 12th – Mrs. Mommy BookNerd April 13th – Kristi's Book Nook April 14th – Life Naturally April 17th – Books My Kids Read April 18th – Chat with Vera April 19th – Word Spelunking April 20th – Middle Grade Mafioso April 21st – The Hiding Spot
About the Author: Ruth Freeman grew up in rural Pennsylvania but now lives in Maine where she teaches students who are English language learners, including many newly arrived immigrants. She is the author of several acclaimed nonfiction picture books. One Good Thing About America is her first novel..
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