I've been a teacher for the past 17 years. Five in a basic bilingual 1st grade. 2 in an SEI 2nd grade, as well as 1 in a Dual Immersion Kinder and now First. I've also worked as an English Learner Coordinator but now I am happy to be back in the classroom.
Dual Immersion is a waivered program where English speaking students and Spanish speaking English learners are in the same classroom learning how to read and write in both English and Spanish. Our students are bilingual and biliterate by the time they are in 5th grade. Dual Immersion Enthusiast is me!
When creating schema charts with your class, make sure that every student realizes their thinking is valuable. First, give students a strong model. Accept all of their ideas and write them on post-it notes to add to the chart. As new learning occurs, move ideas that were incorrect to the misconceptions box. As we confirm our learning I remove it from the post it and add it permanently to our chart along with the students name (this is my own adaptation, I also added a questions section for things we still want to learn) For more information about schema charts, read Debbie Miller's Reading with Meaning and Teaching With Intention.