Here’s a look at the most popular places visitors stopped to read and interact on this website in 2022.
6. PWIM It’s no surprise that the 6th most visited place was to read and learn more about the Picture Word Inductive Model. This is truly a powerhouse strategy, so teachers of all content areas from pre-K to post-secondary read about it and implemented it in their work with MLs.
5. The Science of Reading and Balanced Literacy: This one didn’t astonish me either since many states and schools are pushing to implement harsh monolingual-focused policies. ML teachers are concerned and want to know how to best serve the unique needs of students who know more than one singular language.
4. Supporting MLs as Growing Readers in More than One Language: Many readers stopped by to read about how to leverage students’ first languages in their mainstream classrooms. Historically, English learners’ first languages have been underutilized in classrooms, so it’s great news that teachers want to learn more about including all languages in classrooms.
3. 22 Things Educators Can Do NOW to Support MLs: The third most read post was relevant to all teachers of multilingual learners. This post featured 22 things any educator could do to support MLs.
2. Infographics: Visitors on the website enjoyed the infographics! This was the second most visited place on the website. Many readers downloaded infographics and printed them to share on their campus, posted them in classrooms, included them in sub plans, incorporated them in curriculum documents, and more. This was one of the most loved parts of the website.
1. The most visited article was Stems or Sentence Frames. This one took me by surprise! I had no idea that so many educators were interested in the difference between sentence stem and sentence frames and when to use each. It’s great to see that as a community we are curious about increasing the power of such simple tools.