Empower English Language Learners by differentiating instruction to meet their abilities and experiences.

by Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa

Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, I share some of the strategies and approaches that I employ in my ELL classroom by giving participants a sense of what it’s like to make sense of a culture and experience through an unfamiliar language.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I introduce an activity that puts participants quickly into the role of an English Language Learner.

Part Two: Knowing Stories

In part two of the workshop, I tell a story in Portuguese–a language which no else in the room understands. Then I help participants make sense of the story by adding body language and a more animated approach.

Part Three: Compounding Clues

In part three of the workshop, participants work together in small groups to articulate the meaning of the story.