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My name is Ellie McElhenny and this is my 1st year at MIMM's.

I am really excited to start the new year and to get to know students!

I am from Chippewa Falls, WI and moved to Eau Claire for university.  I just returned to the midwest from living in Seoul, South Korea for the past 3.5 years.  I taught English there, and also got to travel around Southeast Asia.  It was really fun, but I am happy to be back!

I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and History from the University of WI- Eau Claire.  I returned to school while in South Korea to get my teaching license in ESL (English as a Second Language.)

A few things about myself are I love watching scary movies, and cooking all types of food.  

 

 

 

 

We have varied levels of English proficiency at this school so there is not a set curriculum that we use in each grade. Instruction is tailored to meet the students at their level. We also make sure to provide a variety of hands-on activities to help the students engage in their learning.

For our newcomers (WIDA levels 1.0-2.9) we use the ACCESS Newcomers Curriculum, Saddleback Welcome Newcomers Curriculum and Saddleback ELL Teen Literacy Library. The EL teachers also use a plethora of additional resources to supplement the curriculum and make it more hands-on and activity-based.

For the students that are WIDA levels 3.0-4.5 we focus on the following skills to ensure students are equipped to succeed in their content classes:

  • Main Idea
  • Summarizing
  • Theme
  • Text Features
  • Context Clues
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Writing 
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

 

Online Resources:

Quizlet: Class: ELD

Use Google Chromebook username and password to login to account

 Quizlet ELD class

IXL:

Students can be working on a variety of different codes for IXL. All students have a copy of the checklist we are working on in their folders. All the codes checklists can be found in the Google Folder below.

IXL Checklists

Readingplus

Students can use reading plus to work on skills such as fluency, vocabulary & comprehension

Directions for using Quizlet, IXL, & Readingplus at home

Class Period Class/Room number
1st Push-in Advisory with Ms. Sarah room #231
2nd ELD Pull-out room #206 or #222
3rd

A days - prep

B days - push-in with Ms. Katie room #239

4th

A days- push-in with Ms. Katie room #239

B days- prep

5th ELD Pull-out room# 206 or #222
6th

ELD Pull-out room #206 or #222

Day ELD 2nd pull-out & 6th hour pull-out (advisory) ELD 5th hour pull-out

Mon

5/14

2nd hour

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters predict and preview first book
  • Vocabulary notes (word + definition

6th hour

  • Nouns flashcards + chromebooks

Homework: Study Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters Quizlet

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters predict & preview first book
  • Vocabulary notes (words + definition)

Homework: Study Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters Quizlet

Tues

5/15

 

2nd hour

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters finishing vocab notes & add to prediction
  • Listen & visualize first book

6th hour

  • Parts of speech task cards

Homework: Study Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters finishing vocab notes & add to prediction
  • Listen & visualize first book

Homework: Study Unit  14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

Wed

5/16

2nd hour

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disaster - write sentences into vocab notes
  • Read story with guided reading questions

6th hour

  • Parts of speech task cards

Homework: Study Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

 

  • Do now: Sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters - write sentences into vocab notes
  • Read story with guided reading questions

Homework: Study Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

 

Thurs

5/17

2nd hour

  • Do now: sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters - Predict & preview 2nd book
  • Listen to and visualize 2nd book

6th hour

  • Go to homebase

Homework: Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

  • Do now: sight words and reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters - Predict & preview 2nd book
  • Listen to and visualize 2nd book

Homework: Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

Fri

5/18

2nd hour

  • Do now: sight words & reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters- write sentences into vocab notes
  • Quizlet practice

6th hour

  • Parts of speech task cards

Homework: Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

  • Do now: sight words & reading packet
  • Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters- write sentences into vocab notes
  • Quizlet practice

Homework: Unit 14: Weather & Natural Disasters on Quizlet

     

 

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