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Bilingual Conference: Home and School Connections 2014


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Promoting bilangual learning through the household. Presenters: Denise Bettenhausen, Anne Marie Chobot, Nour Ibrahim, Kelly Mitchell and Pilar López

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Bilingual Conference: Home and School Connections 2014

  1. 1. Home and School Connections Bilingual Conference Presentation
  2. 2. Summer Home Visit Program for English Language Learners
  3. 3. Home Visit Lesson Standard & Goal •Common Core Standard: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. •WIDA Goal: Level 3 Developing: Produce phrases or sentences pertaining to text elements following models and templates (e.g. beginning, middle, end).
  4. 4. Home Visit Lesson Routine Domain Time Activity Listening 5 minutes Teacher describes pictures on story tiles Speaking 5 minutes Student describes pictures on story tiles Writing 20 minutes Share the pencil writing strategy Reading 10 minutes Student reads aloud written work Technology 5 minutes Student uses app to develop vocabulary
  5. 5. ELL Summer Program Documentation of Parent-Teacher-Student Collaboration Notes from parent teacher collaboration: Independent level book titles: Time 1. 2. 3. 4. 15 minutes (arrival & departure sequence) Materials for home: Dialogue journal/spiral notebook, pencil, & leveled reading books/bag.
  6. 6. District ELL Team Book Study Establishing a unified philosophical base Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners by Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee & Else Hamayan
  7. 7. Philosophical Base “…early literacy experiences support subsequent literacy development,regardless of language, and time spent on literacy activities in the native language whether it takes place at home or in school is not time lost with respect to English reading acquisition…” (Reese et al. 2000, 633)
  8. 8. Putting Allington’s Work to Work Summer break corresponds to roughly one-third of an academic year.
  9. 9. Two broad principals from the research 1. Volume of reading is important in the development of reading proficiency. 2. Children must have easy - literally fingertip - access to books that provide engaging, successful reading experiences throughout the calendar year if we want them to read in volume.
  10. 10. Access to Books “Children need an enormous supply of successful reading experiences, both in school and out, to become proficient, independent readers. The potential role of voluntary summer reading in closing the reading achievement gap has been neglected too long by educators, researchers, and policy makers. Schools that serve many poor children must play a substantive role in ensuring that each and every child has year-round access to appropriate books to read, books that they cannot wait to read.” (Allington & McGill-Franzen 2003)
  11. 11. Dialogue Journals igests/Dialogue_Journals.html
  12. 12. Latino/Arab Family Literacy Project Spanish curriculum from Arabic books chosen based on the following criteria: •Dual language •Culturally relevant •Authentic literature •Fortify the family bond •Foster vocabulary development
  13. 13. Latino Family Literacy Project
  14. 14. Latino Family Literacy Project
  15. 15. Arabic Family Literacy Project
  16. 16. Sample AFLP Book Sequence Birth - 3 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1 Opposite الأضاد Fruits/ Vegetables الفاكه/الخضار Colors الألوان Body Parts أعضاء الجسم Animals/ Farm Animals الحيوانات/ والحيوانات الأليفه My First Words كلماتي الاولى
  17. 17. Grade 1-5 Book Titles العنوان How Much Do You Love Me? ؟ كم تحبينني Kisses for Daddy قبلات لأبي Time to Pray أوقات الصلاة Mama’s Job وظيفة ماما What is My Color? ؟ ما هو لوني What is My Shape? ؟ ما هو شكلي Did You See My Letters? ؟ هل رأيت أحرفي You Are Really A Good Friend of Mine أنت صديقي العزيز فعلا ا
  18. 18. Resource for books in Arabic:
  19. 19. Registration Videos Parents empowering parents with videos to facilitate the school registration process.
  20. 20. Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) •Parent Advisory Committee is required by our ELL grant •PAC works in collaboration with ELL staff •PAC parents provide feedback and make decisions •Grant requires PAC to meet four times a year •This year’s PAC Family Night activities were integrated in the home schools events: Fall-Family Math Night Winter-Common Core/Technology Night Spring-Family Reading Night
  21. 21. Bilingual Videos on CCSD 146 Website •,9244
  22. 22. The CCSD 146 ELL Team Presented at the 36th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students Find the presentation materials here: Click: Special Services Office Click: English Language Learning
  23. 23. Looking ahead… Blueprint-Success/dp/1475808518 packs-families
  24. 24. Nonfiction Sequence & Write Tiles SSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1418097605006 Now available!