Learn Alberta - Supporting English Language Learners: This site contains resources for teachers and videos to help with the instruction of English Language Learners.

Teaching Channel (Deep Dives for ELL: Engaging and Supporting ELL's) https://www.teachingchannel.org/ell

The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists by Jacqueline E. Kress, Ed. D.This unique teacher time-saver includes scores of helpful, practical lists that may be reproduced for classroom use or referred to in the development of instructional materials and lessons. The material contained in this book helps K-12 teachers reinforce and enhance the learning of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing skills in ESL students of all ability levels. For easy use and quick access, the lists are printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required. A complete, thoroughly updated glossary at the end provides an indispensable guide to the specialized language of ESL instruction.

Great sites for free books online to work with a student or for students to read on their own using iPads/Chromebooks or the classroom Smart Board. http://www.uniteforliteracy.com/ or www.getepic.com

Help your student's children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem-solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. Select a Graphic Organizer from the following list of links.

The Best Websites page on my website shows versions of these same lists that are designed for student self-access by Larry Ferlazzo author of ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide. In this blog page, he shares the best websites for teachers including the best websites for ELL teaching.

Provide Practice to learn a new language with this Weblink from Babbel.

Key Strategies for Teaching ELL. The set of six video clips begins with this short overview by Understanding LanguageELA work group members George Bunch (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Aída Walqui (WestEd). This overview video discusses the key shifts found in the Common Core for ELLs and the opportunities for ELLs to grow their disciplinary knowledge and English language skills in heterogeneous classrooms. Through the classroom videos, we see several key strategies for encouraging English Language Development in this article.

When you teach English-language learners (ELLs), the concern is that this kind of increased expectation can lead to an even wider achievement gap. That’s why we recently asked educators in our WeAreTeachers Helpline group to share their best tips for scaffolding writing instruction for ELLs at the secondary level. 

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