SURN ESL 101 Workshops

ESL 101

If you are a classroom teacher who has English language learners (ELLs) in class and you wonder how you are going to meet their needs this semester, this workshop is for you! Join us as we explore the basics of teaching students for which English is a second language. This one day workshop will combine content with specific classroom strategies you can use tomorrow to meet student needs. Over the course of this interactive workshop we will examine academic language, specifically, Building Background and Oral Language Production, including practical strategies and activities for differentiation, higher order thinking, group work, and content connections.


Katherine Barko-Alva, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, ESL Program Director, William & Mary

Joy Martin M.Ed., Adjunct Faculty, ESL Program, William & Mary

Elementary Workshop
March 1, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Dogwood Room, W&M School of Education

Building Background Knowledge/Oral Language Production
Cooperative Learning Structures
How to Start Academic Conversations
Sentence Frames Word Document
Tips for Teaching Reading

ESL in Practice (Morning)
DOTS Chart 1
DOTS Directions
DOTS Chart 2
Vocabulary Quilt
How to Make Interaction Work
Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures
Extending Think Pair Share
ESL Websites (links)

ESL in Practice (Afternoon)
CLD Student Biography Card
EL Parent Questionnaire
WIDA Performance Definitions
Access Sample Report
Can Do Pre-K, K
Can Do 1-2
Can Do 3-5
ESL in Practice Worksheet