Why SOLO for ESOL?
GOING SOLO for ESOL
Kia ora, Talofa, Namaste, Bula, Malo e lelei, Fakalofalahi atu, Chou nei, Aslam Alicom, Salaam, Tang, Chao, Kon-nichiwa, Ni hao, Kamusta.
- Faamolemole alaala mai i lalo.
Faatumu mai le pepa lena.
Who are the ELLs at OPS?
- Approx 1/3 of school currently enrolled.
Samoan, Tongan, Indian, Fijian, Chinese, Russian, German, Cook Island, Niuean, Indo-Fijian, Myahnma/Burma, Pakistani, French, Phillipino,
KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU
If you know me, you can teach me
To Know the Learner is:
Eg; Recognising strengths.
What the Key Understanding looks like…
Eg; knowing about the learner’s perspective, their skills and knowledge.
- Being culturally responsive
Teachers as Learners:
A Y3/4 ESOL Group
Working the map…
When Justifying a level
Sharing our Deeper understanding
Linking our ideas
Self Reflection 1
Self Reflection 2
Self Reflection 3
How well do we as teachers reach out to our ELLs..?
The fact of the matter is:
As ESOL teachers we aim to:
- support classroom teaching/learning.
support ELLs by providing small group learning experiences, that will encourage “quality group talk.”
Use SOLO to empower ELLs to “think about their thinking” (meta-cognitive skills).