May Book Review!

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on May 9, 2013

Wow! It is May already and time for your book report. I really enjoy reading your reports because I don’t get to read every book in the library. By reading your report I feel like I know about a new book and about the books you like to read.

Remember to write a letter entry and check your work by rereading and editing before submitting it.

Try these questions today:

Is your book fiction or non-fiction?

Why did you chose this book?

What was the book about? Tell me about the characters or the topic.

What did you learn after reading the book?

What was your favorite part?

Would you recommend this book to anyone? Why or Why not?

Good luck and when you are done you get to enjoy a bag of popcorn

Free popcorn when you complete your book report for this month!

APRIL’s BOOK REVIEW

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on April 17, 2013

It is April and time to submit your book review.  This month students who write and report on a book of their choice will get to enjoy a free bag of popcorn.

Here are some start-up sentences that you can use:

The title of the book I read is…
The author of the book is…
The illustrator of the book is…
The book is about…
My favorite part of the book is… because…
I wonder about…
I (do not) recommend this book because…

So go ahead, find an interesting book to read and enter your book review today!

GABE’s HOPE!

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on March 6, 2013

Tomorrow, the students at A. G. Bell will have the awesome opportunity to meet Gabe Murfitt. He will come to speak with our kids about perseverance and he will also encourage the students to become leaders despite disabilities. Gabe was born with severe physical disabilities (including no arms and no legs) and came up with a message to kids that you can do anything. His program is called C.L.E.A.R.  He will also bring his service dog which is a big hit!

To learn more about Gabe and the assembly, click here: http://www.gabeshope.org/

You can also watch a video on youtube by clicking her: Gabe’s Hope

How do you feel after watching Gabe’s video?

What is something you learned after attending the assembly or visiting his website?

MaRcH Book Reviews

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on March 2, 2013

It is time for March’s Book Reviews! Students will be turning in their book reviews and will receive a coupon for a free personal pizza at Pizza Hut. I am hoping many of them complete their review and enjoy their tasty reward.

Book Reviews

WELPA TEST

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on March 2, 2013

Every year around February and March all ELL students in the state of Washington take the WELPA test. This assessment measures the students’ English proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. It takes about a month to complete assessing all of my ELL students at my school.

This year’s assessment seemed to be more challenging than previous years and I thought I should give my students an opportunity to express their opinions about the assessment.

Once testing is done, students will enter their comments regarding the WELPA. They will include which part they thought it was easy and which part they thought was challenging.

If you would like to learn more about the WELPA test, please visit http://www.k12.wa.us/Assessment/EL/default.aspx

 

 

 

My Birthday Celebration

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on March 2, 2013

My dear friend Ms. Alma along with some of my students celebrated my birthday in spite of the WELPA test. Ms. Alma baked special cupcakes for me and I got to wear the traditional “sombrero” in honor of my birthday. We had a great time eating cupcakes, opening presents and playing games. Thank you to Ms. Alma and for my students who made my day a very special one.

 

January Book Reports

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on January 8, 2013

Last month, 20 of my students participated in the Book It! program sponsored by Pizza Hut. They all received a coupon for a free pizza at Pizza Hut. Congratulations!

I also want to mention that Mrs. Hovis’ and Ms. Valenta’s class had the highest participation so they also received an extra class point. Yah!

This month students have a new opportunity to participate.

So become a bookworm by picking a good book and write your review!  http://akindleandkittens.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/bookworm.jpg

See Snow In Your Home!

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on December 10, 2012

My 2nd grade class is learning about different types of homes. Below is a fun website where you can see snow falling on your home by simply typing your home address. Give it a try!

http://www.draftfcb.com/holiday2011/

We are so blessed to have a place to call home. It can be an apartment, a trailer or a house, but there are others who are not that lucky. If you can, please help those in need.

Happy Hoidays!

Mrs. Woodruff

Winter Holiday Season

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on December 10, 2012

In ELL we like to learn about how our families in our school celebrate the holiday season. We have families from many different parts of the workd.  Some of us celebrate Christmas with our families, while others might celebrate Kwanzaa or Hannakah.

Think about what you and your family do together during this hoiday season and then share your family’s traditions with us.  If you can, add photos too!

Happy Holidays to you!

Mrs. Woodruff

December Book Reviews!

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Posted by Desiree Woodruff | Posted in ELL News | Posted on December 4, 2012

It is December already and you need to enter your book review to earn a coupon for your FREE PIZZA HUT this month! Also, I will also be giving away “I Got Caught” to those students who complete their review. In addition, if the entire class turns the work, the class gets an extra point to win a Party Time with Mrs. Woodruff.

Here are some questions to help you get started:

What is the title of the book?

Who is the author?

Who is the illustrator?

What was the main idea of the book? What was the book about?

What was your favorite part of the book?

Did you read fiction or nonfiction?

Would you recommend the book to other readers? Why or Why not?

So go ahead, find a book you would like to read, read it and enter your book review!

Happy readings!

Mrs. Woodruff