Component 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
This toolkit contains multiple resources needed to teach students where English is their second language. The resources are for me as a teacher as well as resources for the students to use. I have compiled picture cards with basic vocabulary words for students to use to survive the first couple weeks of school. Also, I have included common phrases in multiple languages. Being able to communicate with all students in the classroom is essential. In another picture file, I have strategies on how to teach academic vocabulary to ESL students. In the teaching section, I have lessons to adapted for ESL students in my class. In the resource section, I have a list of culturally relevant books for elementary students. The toolkit also contains important information on the different levels of ESL learners and what they should be expected to accomplish based on their level. This a great resource which will help me in the future to support the ESL students.