Tag Archives: Vicki McCarthy

Writing Activities That Work for ESL/ELL Students

Writing activities that work for students learning in English as a second or additional language We learn to write by writing . . . Provide frequent opportunities for writing throughout the day. Students need time to write in reflection of their learning, to record new ideas, generate stories and poems, and to communicate information. (Brownlie, […]

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Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom By Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy Assessment and the ESL Learner What teachers really want to know is how well their students can think, read and respond, problem solve, and express their ideas orally and in writing. (Brownlie, Feniak, McCarthy, p. 25). […]

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Collaborating to Ensure Success for ELL/ESL Students

Collaborate to ensure students learning in English as a second (ESL) or additional language have the best possible learning environment. Classroom teachers and ESL teachers benefit from each other’s support. In this way, the teachers work together, not side by side on parallel agendas. ESL teachers can model explicit language teaching while classroom teachers model […]

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Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

As ESL Learners return to school . . . create a safe and caring classroom which promotes learning, demonstrates respect for diversity and challenges all learners. From the book Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom by Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy If we spoke a different language, we […]

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