Why Noticing Tools™ for English Language Learners?

English Language Learners (ELLs) are confronted with dual challenges: learning both a new language and core academic content, with its own specialized vocabulary. Leading research suggests that some of the best instruction for ELL students provides diverse opportunities for speaking, listening, reading and writing while encouraging them to take risks, construct meaning, and seek reinterpretations of knowledge in different contexts. They also benefit from thematically integrated projects that promote higher order thinking, cooperative learning, and high-quality exchanges between teachers and students. NYSCI’s Noticing Tools™ with their emphasis on core mathematics and science content, visual design projects, and storytelling, are well suited for addressing these needs and provide a basis for bringing many of these strategies together for teachers and ELL students. DOWNLOAD NOTICING TOOLS™

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