• Welcome to the William Gorman Fort Banks ELL Department!

     

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    Christina Bocian                                                                   Carla Fitzpatrick         

    ELL Teacher: Grades 1 & 2                                                 ELL Teacher: K and 1

    cbocian@winthrop.k12.ma.us                             cfitzpatrick@winthrop.k12.ma.us

     


     

     

    Hello GFB ELL families:

    The resources listed below are not intended to replicate your child’s school day or learning experiences. They are however useful to support learning, promote academic engagement and assist in skills maintenance during the disruption to school-based learning. With that in mind please consider exploring any or perhaps all of the resources listed. Please be reminded, all students should be on Lexia at least 3 times each week and for a minimum of 20 minutes.

     

     

    Online Resources for Students to Use at Home

     

     

    ELL Kids  


    ELL Tools (for ELLs of all ages)

     


    How Can I Help My Child Improve His/Her English?

     

    • Read stories to your child. If you are not comfortable reading to them in English, you can read them stories in your native language. Also, you could get books on tape or cd from the local library to play for them.
    • Go to a storytelling hour at the Winthrop Public Library.
    • Be positive about speaking in English.
    • Sing songs or say rhymes in English.
    • Encourage your child to participate in extracurricular activities.
    • Stay connected with your child’s teacher.

     

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    Spend time with Mo Willems (author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!! and the Piggy and Elephant books)

    Learn how to draw like Mo Willems and even see what his studio looks like! They even contain activities that you can do at home!!

     
     
     
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    Family Guide to Reading at Home with your Children in both Spanish and English

    (source: ColorinColorado.com)

     https://www.readingrockets.org/sites/default/files/family_guide%20(1).pdf

     

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     Pen Pal writing Practice: Do you have a friend that you could write emails to? It would be great practice if you could write an email and tell your friend about your day. What did you do? Did you read any new books? What did you do outside? Did you play any new games? Did you try any new crafts today? Did you learn something new? Write your friend an email and tell them all about it. After writing your email, check:

    • Did you start your sentences with uppercase letters?
    • Did you put spaces inbetween your words?
    • Did you use appropriate punctuation?
    • Did you use your best handwriting?
    • Did you use a dictionary to help you with spelling?
    • Did you read what you wrote to see if it made sense?

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