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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.

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

 

Class Period Room number
1st Push-in Advisory with Ms. Sarah room# 231
2nd ELD Pull-out room#222
3rd Prep
4th

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

B days- prep

5th ELD Pull-out room# 239
6th

A days- prep

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

Day ELD 2nd hour pull-out ELD 5th hour pull-out

Mon

9/18

First day of class!

Get to know you activity

Do now: Greetings

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading week 2

Grammar topic: verbs

Novel Reading: Introduce book "Freak and the Mighty" and characters

Homework: "Freak and the Mighty" audiobook chapter 1 & 2

Tues

9/19

Get to know you book

Take a pre-test

Play Jenga

Do now: About you

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading week 2

Grammar topic: verbs

Novel Reading: chapters 1 & 2 plus character analysis

Homework: Read sight words list 1

Wed

9/20

Do now: Days of the week

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading: week 1

Grammar topic: nouns

Newcomer Curriculum: verbs and prepositions

Homework: sight words list 1

Do now: 

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading: week 2

Grammar topic: verbs

Novel Reading: Chapters 1 & 2 plus character analysis cont.

Homework: Listen to audio book chapters 3 & 4

Thurs

9/21

Do now: 

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading: week 1

Grammar topic: nouns

Newcomer curriculum: Maps 

Homework: sight words list 1

Do now:

Review sight words list 1

Core Reading: week 2

Grammar topic: Verbs

Novel Reading: Chapters 3 & 4

Homework: Read sight words list 1

Fri

9/22

Do now:

Final sight words list 1 test

Core Reading: week 1

Grammar topic: nouns

Newcomers curriculum: Parts of the body

Homework:read for 20 min!

Do now:

Final sight words list 1 test

Core Reading: week 2

Grammar topic: Verbs (last day)

Novel Reading: chapter s3 & 4

Homework: re-read chapters 1-4

 

 

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