Overcoming Barriers to EL Family Engagement

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On August 30, 2019
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The start of a new school year marks an excellent time to determine priorities and set goals that encourage and support the success of our ELs. One topic to consider as you begin the 2019-2020 school year might be EL family engagement. In this blog post, I will discuss why EL family engagement matters, what it […]
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Four Practices for Fostering ELs’ Oral Language Development

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On February 5, 2019
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Engaging English Learners (ELs) in Academic Conversations Imagine this scene… your students are in small groups using images from a story that you recently read to discuss the story’s themes. As you kneel down to listen in on one group’s conversation, you overhear one of your quieter English learners say to her classmate, “Could you […]
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How to Support Culturally Responsive Instruction in Your School

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On December 12, 2018
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The holiday season is a great time to reflect on what your school is doing to support and value linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families. In their article entitled Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations, Cynthia Lundgren and Giselle Lundy-Ponce provide general recommendations for culturally responsive instruction as well as guidance specifically focused […]
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Teaching Academic Vocabulary to English Learners: A Q&A with Sydney Snyder

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On September 13, 2018
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Note: This post first appeared on Education.com June 4, 2018. That piece is titled Teaching Academic Vocabulary to English Learners: A Q&A with Sydney Snyder. It’s a common scenario when teaching English learners (ELs): The textbook or unit plan comes with a lengthy list of key vocabulary. Should all of them be taught in depth? […]
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Winter News 2018

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On January 18, 2018
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SupportEd Winter News 2018 We are having a productive winter at SupportEd with our three online courses, ongoing projects and professional development (PD), and upcoming conference presentations. Online EL Courses (January 22 – March 9, 2018) This winter we are offering three online courses. In addition to our popular courses on EL advocacy and SLIFE, we […]
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SupportEd’s First Guiding Principle: ELs Bring Many Strengths to the Classroom

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On February 13, 2017
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  • EL, ELL, English learner, student strengths
By Sydney Snyder | February 13, 2017 At SupportEd we frame all of our work — from professional development to technical writing to research in the field — on the following five essential guiding principles: 1. ELs bring many strengths to the classroom. 2. ELs learn best when they are taught in a welcoming and supportive school climate. […]
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SupportEd Spring News 2017

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On February 9, 2017
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This spring we will be launching our online advocacy for ELs course, continuing our work on ongoing projects and professional development to serve ELs, and presenting at conferences around the country as well as in Canada. Please read what’s below for more details. Effectively Advocating for English Learners. We are offering a six-week guided online […]
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