A Day in the Life of a Learner - The benefits of shadowing and academic language

A Day in the Life of a Learner - The benefits of shadowing and academic language

Social Studies Supervisor, Maria Tarasuk, supporting ELLs through collaborative leadership in ESOL PLC.

Social Studies Supervisor, Maria Tarasuk, supporting ELLs through collaborative leadership in ESOL PLC.

Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners.  This website looks at vocabulary development through creating dictionaries, drawings, and more.

Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners. This website looks at vocabulary development through creating dictionaries, drawings, and more.

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski explain how it is a challenge to teach academic language.The suggestions of activities are great for building vocabulary instructors alternating as they facilitate an activity with learners the teacher must develop academic language proficiency as well as communicative competence, and provide a lesson plan they have used successfully with their ELL students.

English-Language Learners and Academic Language

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski explain how it is a challenge to teach academic language.The suggestions of activities are great for building vocabulary instructors alternating as they facilitate an activity with learners the teacher must develop academic language proficiency as well as communicative competence, and provide a lesson plan they have used successfully with their ELL students.

Chalkbeat|Lost in Translation: Struggle and success as language barriers reshape Indianapolis schools|This is a powerful collection of articles looking at how school districts in Indiana are coping with a large influx of ELLs, and examining both their struggles and successes.

Chalkbeat|Lost in Translation: Struggle and success as language barriers reshape Indianapolis schools|This is a powerful collection of articles looking at how school districts in Indiana are coping with a large influx of ELLs, and examining both their struggles and successes.

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School Practice Guide

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School Practice Guide

Comprehension: Do your English learners understand your instruction?

Comprehension: Do your English learners understand your instruction?

Concordia Language Villages|English Language Village|Although this summer program is in MN and costs $, scholarships are available, and it could be an invaluable experience for ELLs. Basic to advanced ELL participants engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of U.S. culture. Visits to local attractions and celebrations provide opportunities to try out newly-acquired language skills.  Collegetown Prep is an immersion program for ages 14–18.​

Concordia Language Villages|English Language Village|Although this summer program is in MN and costs $, scholarships are available, and it could be an invaluable experience for ELLs. Basic to advanced ELL participants engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of U.S. culture. Visits to local attractions and celebrations provide opportunities to try out newly-acquired language skills. Collegetown Prep is an immersion program for ages 14–18.​

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