English Language Learning in a Jewish Elementary School

By: Dr. Kersten Biehn
from Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School

Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Ivrit, Literature, Math, Science, Overall Judaic Studies and all other subjects are affected

UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school

I am applying for the Kohelet Prize for Differentiated Instruction on behalf of a team of teachers that has developed an individualized, highly differentiated English Language Learning program for students who speak English as their second (or third) language. Our program is designed to meet the needs of each specific student and is flexible enough to accommodate children of all elementary ages and abilities.