Using a concept sort with ELLs

Take a look at the way Amber uses a concept sort for teaching vocabulary before starting a readers' theater activity based on "The Great Kapok Tree."

Teacher: Amber Prentice Jimenez
Grade: 7 and 8
School Name: Middle School, Minneapolis, MN

Using a concept sort with ELLs

Take a look at the way Amber uses a concept sort for teaching vocabulary before starting a readers' theater activity based on "The Great Kapok Tree."

Lesson Summary

Amber Prentice is an ELL and Spanish teacher with experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. While teaching in St. Paul, MN, Amber taught middle school ELL newcomers and refugees and led a number of initiatives to integrate ELL families into the school community. Amber has also taken an active role in leading teacher training programs, and was selected by the AFT to train female teacher trainers in Yemen and high school teachers in Afghanistan in a special professional development program.

Amber has served on the American Federation of Teacher ELL Cadre for three years and currently teaches middle school Spanish in California.