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English Language Learners

Discover ways to optimize instruction to address the needs of students who are learning English.

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  • 3 Tips for Co-teaching Multilingual Students

    Effective collaboration between language specialists and content teachers can help multilingual students succeed.
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  • Using Interactive Storytelling to Teach Key Vocabulary Terms

    Embedding important terms in stories created with upper elementary and middle school English learners helps them build their academic vocabulary.
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  • A group of high school students gathered at a table in a circle, doing a language game together

    12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners

    Every teacher has faced the struggle of encouraging students to speak. Here's a list of a fun activities to get your students to talking.
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    6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

    We interviewed educators with decades of experience in teaching ELLs and tapped a network of experts and observers to find the strategies that work.
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  • Incorporating Students’ Native Languages to Enhance Their Learning

    Teachers don’t have to speak students’ first languages to make room for these languages in middle and high school classrooms.
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  • 3 Strategies to Support English Language Learners in Social Studies

    Scaffolding such as visual guides and templates can make it easier for ELLs to grasp material in courses with complicated vocabulary.
    782
  • Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

    Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
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  • 4 Practical Ways to Make Instruction Accessible for Multilingual Learners

    Teachers can make small changes to amplify language opportunities that create pathways toward success for English learners.
    492
  • Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching

    Teachers can provide multiple ways for English learners to engage with lessons and demonstrate their understanding.
    218
  • 10 Strategies That Support English Language Learners Across All Subjects

    Teachers of any subject can use these tips to help English language learners be more engaged and at ease in class.
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    Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
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  • 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

    Ideas for developing students’ capacity to understand and use discipline-specific terminology and the language used in instruction.
    22.9k
  • An Asset-Based Approach to Supporting English Learners’ Reading Skills

    A look at what English learners need in order to develop the skills and motivation to improve their ability to read in English.
    2.6k
  • 5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners

    Providing English learners—and all students—with examples of how to do learning tasks is particularly useful during distance learning.
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