Educators’ Guide to Supporting English Language Learners
To address the needs of this growing segment of the student population, educators are working harder than ever to refine administrative and instructional practices to help students master both English and their state’s rigorous academic standards. To support you in your efforts, we’ve assembled a curated list of our top resources focused on helping ELLs achieve success in the classroom.
[English Language Learners] 10 Considerations When Selecting Technology
American classrooms are seeing more and more students who are English language learners (ELLs). Providing these students with a solid foundation in English is absolutely essential to their success in other subjects, and is a huge component in leveling the playing field with native English speakers.
How Learning A-Z Supports English Language Learners
You already know that Raz-Plus, Reading A-Z, and the ELL Collection are great resources for teaching ELLs. But did you know our science, writing, and reading intervention products are also effective for ELLs?
How Maker Education Supports English Languages Learners in STEM
By Caroline Linne - Explore how a makerspace can create a successful learning environment and support STEM education for English language learners.
20 Math and ELA Tools that Support English Language Learners
By Bonnie Lathram - As part of our #SupportELL series, we have summarized some products, services and tools that support ELLs and their teachers.
6 Tips for English Language Learners
6 Tips for English Language Learners (3 for Summer Learning, 3 for September!) Over the summer… 1. Chat Away: Talk to as many people as you can! Don’t be shy; many people will be more than happy to have a conversation and help you with your skills. Check to see if there are conversation …
Top Five Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners
Erica Hilliker offers her 5 favorite vocabulary strategies and a few resources to help all students, especially ELLs, overcome their vocabulary challenges.
Gift Guide for the Language Learner
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Drawing on Ideas for Language Learners
For more than 40 years, education researchers have advocated the use of concept mapping as an effective approach to fostering higher-order thinking skills, moving students from mere knowledge acquisition to knowledge utilization and creation (Novak and Cañas, 2008). By specifying and linking concepts in a concept map, students and language learners create a visible structure …
Ideas for English Language Learners
With Presidents’ Day just ahead and an immigration overhaul on President Obama’s second-term agenda, Larry Ferlazzo suggests ideas for having students deepen their definition and understanding of the idea of citizenship.
Linguistics for Language Learners: What is the IPA?
In Part 1 of our Linguistics series, we introduced the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and talked about why it’s a great tool for language learners. Today we’re going to go a little deeper in…
What Works for English-Language Learners
A Houston study looking at different types of programs for English Language Learners validates district's investments in two-way programs. Contributed by the Houston Education Research Consortium
8 Characteristics of Successful Language Learners
What do the most successful language learners have in common? Find out eight common traits in this post from Spanish tutor Jason N… When you first start learning a new language, it mig…
Why English Language Learners need the arts
When you take a look at the numbers, it’s clear that in coming years our public schools will enroll more English Language Learners than ever before. According to research by the Pew Charitable Trust, by 2050 34% of children under age 17 in the United States will be either immigrants or children of immigrants. We also know that public school teachers are by and large white—over 80% as of the 2011-12 school year—leaving vast cultural and language gaps between teachers and their students…
What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew
ESL teacher Wendi Pillars shares the top takeaways compiled from a student project used to hone language skills, catalyze change, and improve how teachers view ELLs.
10 inspiring books for language learners of all kinds.
Love to read? Love to travel? This reading list is packed with wanderlust and world knowledge for language learners of all kinds.
English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing
The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English.
Reading Strategies for ELL (English Language Learners)
As teachers receive more and more ESL/ELLs (English Language Learners) into their classrooms, it’s important that they learn to integrate them with the rest of their student population. The following reading strategies will help you with the process.
Registration under way for English language learner institute
Register today for the 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute to be held June 12-13. This year’s institute, which will be held at North Polk Junior-Senior High School in Alleman between Ankeny and Ames, is titled All Our Learners.
How to make Shakespeare easy for English language learners
Have you ever had difficulty relating Shakespeare to learners of English? Tutor and resource writer Genevieve White comes to the rescue, in time for Shakespeare Day today.