What tools, resources, and strategies do you employ in your classroom, school, and district to help EL students access material and further develop English language and content area skills?

13/02/2017

Education Connections

With the potential for continued growth of the number of EL students in the education system, it is essential for classrooms, schools, and districts to incorporate support structures and techniques that help all students succeed. One recent report (Farbman, 2015) highlights the importance of four effective practices to better support EL learners: 1) extending literacy block upwards of 2.5 hours a day; 2) data-driven designated academic intervention sessions which support core academic classes and subjects; 3) maintaining EL support services even for fluent students to further boost academic skills; and 4) ensuring enough time is allotted for educators and school staff to collaborate and plan on addressing student needs, as well as to attend professional development.

For a closer look at these four suggestions, as well as some additional supports to help EL learners, check out the fifth research summary in this list, or view the full report.

Resources

Farbman, D. (December 2015) Giving English Language Learners the Time They Need to Succeed. Boston, MA: The National Center for Time and Learning.


Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners

09/12/2016

Find the following at:  https://www.edutopia.org/article/resources-for-teaching-english-language-learners-ashley-cronin?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow


10 Assumptions to Rethink About English-Language Learners

08/11/2016

Important list for schools:  http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/11/01/10-assumptions-to-rethink-about-english-language-learners.html?cmp=eml-contshr-shr


How to Support English Learners

06/10/2016

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Downloadable Article: What Teachers Should Know About Instructions For English Learners

02/09/2016

From Erik Halvorson at 

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What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew

24/06/2016

Find the article here at http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/06/17/what-english-language-learners-wish-teachers-knew.html


Research Presentation: The Impact of Teacher Training on ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

22/04/2016

By one of my graduate students, see attached.  A worthwhile presentation for all mainstream & ESL teachers and administrators.

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