I will have two sections of reading intervention classes at the high school level next year. These are kids scoring below and far below basics on California's standardized tests. My guess is that all of them will be long-term ELLs.
These kids have been struggling for years in school so I don't want to kick the year off with routines that have a long history of failure for them. I would like to weave in internet reading and writing activities that will bolster self-confidence and bring up test scores.
If any of you have taught such classes, please tell me some of the things that worked for you. If you haven't but have some creative ideas, would you be willing to share?
I am trying to get a head start on August when I start these classes.
Thanks so much:)