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The new “hot topic” in education this year is the Science of Reading. You may have heard about it or looked into it but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your work with ELL students. Maybe you aren’t really sure what all the buzz is about. Sara Marye from The Stellar Teacher Company is joining us today to share her expertise about literacy and the Science of Reading.
Sara has so much knowledge to share that we had to make this a two part episode! In this week’s episode we are talking about what the Science of Reading is and why it is important especially for ELL students, what challenges teachers face when helping students become skilled readers, and the first three elements of language comprehension.
Sara Marye has over a decade of experience working as a classroom teacher and school administrator. She is now CEO of The Stellar Teacher Company and a literacy specialist passionate about helping elementary teachers around the world grow their students into lifelong readers. Sara’s mission is to make teachers’ lives a little easier by providing them with endless encouragement, effective strategies, and engaging no-fluff resources. Sara is also the host of the Stellar Teacher Podcast, where she loves to share her favorite literacy tips each week!
Be sure to tune in to episode 44 for the second part of this conversation, where Sara will share three more elements of language comprehension.
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Topics discussed in this episode:
- Sara’s teaching background and how her business helps teachers with literacy instruction
- What the Science of Reading is and why it’s especially beneficial for our ELL students
- 2 challenges upper elementary and ELL experience when helping students become skilled readers
- The first 2 elements of language comprehension and examples of how to incorporate them in the classroom
- FREEBIE: Word of the Week Routine
- [The Stellar Teacher Podcast] Episode 11: Create a Reading Block that Supports ELL Students with Beth Vaucher
- [The Stellar Teacher Podcast] Episode 85: What is The Science of Reading & Why is it Important?
- The Reading Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Hennessy
- Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
- Download the ESL Teacher Toolkit
- Join the Equipping ELLs Membership
- Check out the ELL Strategy Academy
- Shop TpT resources that help with supporting your ELLs
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- Episode 42: How to Have Fun with Phonics with Guest Aylin Claahsen
- Episode 23: 6 Must Read PD Books to Teach ELLs
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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.
Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.