Finding the time to give students the focused support needed to teach students to read and write is a major challenge for any teacher of ELA or ELL. Inviting your students to “study sessions” on Google Hangouts can make a big difference.
Blended learning – a formal education program in which a portion of traditional face-to-face instruction is substituted with web-based, online learning,1 according to the Blended Learning Toolkit – has been steadily reshaping the educational landscape in schools across the country.
Within a developed Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, progress monitoring can help evaluate student academic growth and performance over time, capture real-time rates of improvement (ROI), and determine the effectiveness of instructional efforts, according to the National Center on Response to Intervention.1
In September we began the Year of Sofia. We talked about how Sofia tested in all four domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Even though Sofia isn't an actual student, her story mirrors the many students for whom TELL is used to help progress monitor literacy skills. Her story is told through the eyes of her 2nd grade teacher, Susan Harris.