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Excelling with ExC-ELL at East Elementary!

Staff at East Elementary participated in the third staff development session of ExC-ELL (Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners).  They experienced and explored hands-on instructional strategies designed to boost writing skills in the content areas.

The staff first engaged in a cooperative learning writing activity called, “Write Around”, then  used the “Cut and Grow” activity  to elaborate on their composition and make it richer and more exciting. 

Next they enjoyed “Tear-Ups”, where they tore colored paper to represent shapes and used those shapes as a basis to write a story about the Olympics.

Staff at East will continue to collaboratively design and implement fun, effective, rigorous learning activities which engage all students!