This week I have been attending a 4-day SIOP training with other teachers from my school district. It is becoming an "unspoken" requirement that all teachers in the district are SIOP trained. Which I think is a good thing, to a certain extent. I like that the teachers in my district are being exposed to tools and techniques to support their English learners. In this district, we are ALL ELL teachers! However, I still have reservations about a once-and-done training. Changing our habits is hard, and it takes on-going support to make a permanent change.
Ok, that's enough of my PD soapbox :) On to what we've been learning.
I know the photo isn't the greatest, but hopefully it gives you an idea of some of these Tier 2 words.
Looks like I have a lot of vocab work to do this year! I'm excited to share with you what I've tried, what works, and what doesn't. So... stay tuned this school year for some vocab extravaganza!