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.
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Learning to speak about highly conceptual topics with a broad vocabulary can be both difficult and increasingly important for older students as they begin identifying their postsecondary interests and goals. Here are four ways you can support English language learners in your secondary classroom.
As a growing number of students in the U.S. identify as English-language learners, it has become more important than ever for educators to be informed and actively engaged in working with this diverse group of students to help meet their needs. In this week’s special English Language Learner edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore some of the latest news covering ELL students and best practices for driving ELL success in the 21st century classroom.
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for parents of ELL students to feel intimidated or discouraged from becoming actively engaged with their children's education due to language barriers or other cultural differences. We know that you have a lot of things on your plate, so we gathered several resources to help you find ways to encourage your ELL parents to engage more.
Through thoughtful preparation and purposeful action, you can give each newcomer ELL student a shot at success in your classroom. Use these strategies to build an environment in which newcomer ELL students will thrive.
Knowing that ELLs represent a growing part of the U.S. student body and that elementary schools are feeling the weight of that impact, it’s critical that K–5 educators are prepared to support these students. Consider implementing these six elementary strategies to give your ELL students the best shot at success.
We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.