Posts

"Letter-Sound Hopscotch".

Image
Not too long ago I was perusing some engaging activities that can help in the early stages of phonemic awareness and phonics, and I found this activity:

https://phonicsfunmrsholland.weebly.com/hopscotch-phonics.html
I do not claim any ownership of this website οr activity, I am only sharing with you what I have found. 


Hopscotch, as many of you know it, is a classic game that has ancient origins. The true origin of hopscotch is very hard to decipher, although this link, which I also do not claim as my own, details the origins of the game:

https://www.albany.edu/~sw7656/
I do not claim any ownership of this website οr activity, I am only sharing with you what I have found. 

This game is without a doubt exercise oriented, yet this game can also be modified to be very educational. Other than using the game to emphasize letter-sound relationships, hopscotch can also be modified to practice math and other subjects.

If you are curious and would like to see some research driven proof, view thi…

In Order to Better Teach my ELL Students...

I like to think that it is very important to avoid making your ELL feel as if they are an outcast in your classroom. With this said, I hold the belief that a critical method to further educate ELL students is to not eliminate their home language, but rather add to it. I do not think that a language should ever completely be omitted from a child's education. If you were to have a monolingual student that only speaks a foreign language, I do not think it is very beneficial to have the student become monolingual in YOUR language. In my opinion, a bilingual approach would work out much better.

Some ideas I think would be worth considering are:
Learn the language in question (I know this cannot be done all the time but I do think that this is one of the best methods if possible).If you do not have the time to learn the language translation may be a more feasible option.Google Translate is a popular app that I find very easy to use.Adopt assessments to be bilingual.Find ways to include …