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DPI's ELD Wiki space contains materials and resources for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs), information about ELLs, and professional development materials for teachers of ELLs.  Jun 16, 2015, 5:00 AM Bcps Bcps
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Tech resources from our Tech Department. You can use the table created by Erin Wolfhope to quickly search for tools and resources.  Apr 27, 2017, 9:31 AM Sandy Xiong
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You can search the listening activities by topic or by language function.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:38 AM Sandy Xiong
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This is basically dictation. These recordings are leveled by difficulty, labeled by how long it lasts, and the language. You also choose a mode~blank mode would be best for ELs; it is a cloze activity. You can choose by category, as well, such as: Word Stories/Daily ESL/Dictation/ Interview/Learning/News/ Music/Kids/Movies/TED/ Fred Wilson's AVC/ You have to create an account, but it is free! Students start out with a listening test to determine their level of difficulty.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:43 AM Sandy Xiong
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Listening lessons are organized by content area of ELA, Science, Social Studies, and ELS. If lessons are accessible by ELs, then the lesson is labeled by the content are = EL.; these are generally shorter- a few minutes.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:38 AM Sandy Xiong
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Choose content areas from the Library or choose current events from the News. Choose text sets for reading selections (Lexile level also included); organized by content areas, has fabulous social studies selections. Reading standards are included. Digital text sets are also available in Spanish.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:52 AM Sandy Xiong
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Paste difficult text into the box and voila, the text is simplified. The two-column option is great for ELs; it places the difficult text beside the simplified text and highlights the words that are changed.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:52 AM Sandy Xiong
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This site has digital readers; is mostly designed for elementary. Narration languages of English, Spanish, Chinese, Somali and Arabic.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:52 AM Sandy Xiong
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These are narrated slides. You can record yourself with sample questions and then record yourself with a model answer. Students can listen and then respond recording themselves on the iPad.  Apr 27, 2017, 9:00 AM Sandy Xiong
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A video of each student is created, narrated by the student, as the student answers your question.  Apr 27, 2017, 9:00 AM Sandy Xiong
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Watch the five-step demo! Students create their own sequence writing activity by selecting characters and writing text in balloons.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:56 AM Sandy Xiong
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Students create posts and receive annotated feedback from you. The site includes visual prompts for writing.  Apr 27, 2017, 8:56 AM Sandy Xiong