How to ensure your EAL learners are making progress

11/10/2017

Discussing the following areas:

  • Language development
  • Sociocultural development
  • Academic development
  • Cognitive development
  • Change the terminology

at https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/how-ensure-your-eal-learners-are-making-progress

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ESL Info: Starting Newcomers on the Right Foot

01/09/2017

A practical set of ideas from a teacher: https://englishlearnerportal.blog/2017/08/25/starting-newcomers-on-the-right-foot/amp/


Free Downloadable Resource Book: What Teachers Should Know About Instruction for English Language Learners

29/08/2017

Great resource foe educators at http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/what-teachers-should-know-about-instruction-for-ells.pdf

Excerpt of the executive summary:

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USA WIDA ACCESS Discussion

08/08/2017

Interesting discussion in Is a New English-Proficiency Test Too Hard? Educators and Experts Debate at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/08/04/is-a-new-english-proficiency-test-too-hard.html

What do you think, teachers?


Downloadable Guide: Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families

16/05/2017

Found at:  http://www.tolerance.org/publication/best-practices-english-language-learners

Excerpt: The recommendations in this guide were largely adapted from Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education, a professional development publication from Teaching Tolerance.


ESL in the USA: Content Can Only be Delivered in English, Right?

01/05/2017

Maybe not, according to some.  Read more about one example of content instruction in L1 here in Breaking school language barrier 

at https://www.districtadministration.com/article/breaking-school-language-barriers


How a US School District Changes it’s Approach to ESL Services

01/04/2017

Read Chesterfield schools focus on class size reduction for English-language learners, shift away from more segregated service model at http://www.richmond.com/news/local/chesterfield/chesterfield-schools-focus-on-class-size-reduction-for-english-language/article_5cc02248-3531-5aa3-9c2e-fe9a5d49b670.html


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