76. Effective Strategies for Promoting Writing Success with ELLs with Guest, Sara Marye


Writing is one of the biggest challenges for ELLs and teachers of ELLs.

I recently sat down with my friend, Sara Marye (of The Stellar Teacher Co.) Sara has guested on the Equipping ELLs podcast in the past (episodes #43 and #44), and once again came with so much practical wisdom to share with our Equipping ELLs community! Sara’s passion for teaching is not lost, even when the subject is syntax.

We often view writing as a product, when we should be recognizing it as a process

The significance of syntax, or sentence structure in teaching writing to ELLs (and all students) is not something to be overlooked. By incorporating syntax into our writing instruction, we can enhance comprehension and lay a solid foundation for future writing success.

In my conversation with The Stellar Teacher, Sara shares 5 strategies that can be used easily in your classroom to build strong writing skills at the SENTENCE LEVEL. You don’t want to miss this episode!

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • What is syntax?
  • How do I give syntax the “airtime” it deserves in my classroom?
  • 5 daily/weekly routines to teach and review syntax
  • How a strong writing foundation supports continued success
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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.



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