Methods and Strategies: Integrated Assessments for ELLby: Joan Armon and Linda J. Morris

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Despite the challenges posed by increased time, specialized vocabularies, and balance, integrating writing and drawing with science investigations is beneficial for teachers and students. This month’s column explains why this integrated approach is beneficial, and illustrates how teachers can use it to meet the needs of students learning English and guide teaching. It concludes by noting some of the difficulties posed by integration and offers some recommendations.

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  • on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:20 PM

I loved this article. Included are several tips for helping both assess and teach science concepts for all students. Even though it is geared toward those that are ELL, these strategies for teaching and assessment work for all students. Advice for use of writing, drawing, speaking and listening will help integrate the Common Core ELA State Standards into your classroom.

Wendy R  (Pocatello, ID)
Wendy R (Pocatello, ID)

  • on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:54 PM

This article emphasizes the need for students with English as a second language to draw and to write at the same time. This article provides strategies for supporting assessment. More importantly this article addresses some challenge to integration such as time, vocabulary and balance.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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