Blog: Preschool and Kindergarten: ELLs

a classroom of students sitting on the ground and looking up at someone off camera

In this blog post written for Colorín Colorado, Rhode Island administrator and WIDA trainer Julie Motta walks through a read-aloud activity for first grade and highlights how she engaged the students with the story, brought in content-area connections, and included informal assessment to check comprehension.

A boy and a girl playing with elephant toys.

In addition to this increased urgency to prepare all children for kindergarten, what is going to be expected of children once in kindergarten is changing. How can we best prepare rising kindergartner ELLs for the new demands of the CCSS?

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