- EducatingELLsBuildingTeacherCapacity (MUST SEE, Great Resource for Mainstream)
This 142 page Roundtable Report prepared by the National Clearing House for English Language Acquisition 2008 presents basic background info on ELLs, discusses teacher training, and presents suggestions for mainstream teachers with focus on each content area. Links for Each discipline!
- Online ESL Resources
Project More is an online based teacher resource system specifically made for content area teachers in the fields of science, social studies, math and language arts. The web site offers a plethora of information for teachers including resources on exceptional ELLs, newcomer and welcoming activities as well as resources on theory and practice. The web site offers great ideas on how to integrate culture and language into all subjects and includes lesson plan and game ideas. Of particular interest is the ELLs’s with exceptionalities section which offers insight on the often gray area between special education and ELLs. Excellent articles are listed which focus on the cultural and linguistic differences between diverse learners. Rec. by Amy Bumgardner
- Reading in a Second Language (very helpful for teaching reading to ELLs)
This is a chapter excerpt from the book Scaffolding Language, Saffolding Learning: Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom by Pauline Gibbons.
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- Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms
This is a chapter excerpt from Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classroom by David E. Freeman and Ynovve S. Freeman. It contains a helpful checklist and example.
- ¡Colorín Colorado! What is the difference between social and academic English?
Explanation of social and academic English, important distinction for new English langauge proficiency standards.
- Conversations with Mainstream Teachers
Answers to common questions asked by mainstream teachers
- Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners
by Judie Haynes "Do you want to discover great web sites for the English language learners in your class? Here is a painless way to give students English language practice in the classroom or at home." This site links to ELL friendly readings, not specifically designed for ELLs but can be helpful.
- ELL Links for the Linguistically Diverse Educator
Compiled June 13-17, 2005 by members of the "ELL Students in the Mainstream Classroom" course at the Western State College Summer Teacher Institute (Instructors: James Erekson, Candace Sparks, Katherine Wieseman): Shana Benson, Candi Borah, Mary Bunt, Mallory Clarke, Lisa Danos, Jim Erekson, Carlotta Horn, Cindy McKee, Linda Moorhouse, Heidi Rauth, Carol Smith, Cindy Westbay.
- ESL/Bilingual Resource Guide for Mainstream Teachers
This site from Portland public schools covers the basic concepts of language acquisition theory, essential tips for mainstream teachers of ESL students, teaching reading tips, and a list of terms related to ESL and bilingual programs
The K-12 ESL Resource from Judie Haynes. This site provides lots of support for ELLs. See links to graphic organizers.
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- Instructional Methods for ESL Beginners
Developed by the IRC. Since many newcomers have no English skills, all instructional input must be accompanied with objects, actions, demonstrations, or visuals. Total Physical Response is the place to start with those students who speak no English. Language Experience Approach is also a very helpful strategy.
- Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
An Introduction to Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners by Manka M. Varghese In this article, I aim to provide an overview of some of the critical information that teachers in U.S. public schools would find helpful to know about their students whose first language is not English.
- NEA: ELL Web Technology Resource List
NEA Today ELL WEB TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE LIST Compiled by Frank Hernandez, a Program Advisor of the ELL Unit at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
- Strategies for Classroom Teachers
Making English Language Learners (ELLs) Comfortable in Your Class and Classroom Management Tips for Teachers of English Language Learners. Rec. by Amy Haber
- Strategies for Promoting Success for the Second Language Learner in Grades K-12
General strategies intro. Select the Word document at the top for the original version.
- Helping English Language Learners in the English and Language Arts Classroom
, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online provides general tips for helping ELLs in mainstream classes, recommended by Amy Haber
Teaching Today provides busy secondary teachers with teaching tips, free downloadable teaching materials, in-depth articles and a host of other features. Teaching Today compliments the subject areas Web sites of the Glencoe Division at the McGraw-Hill Companies.
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- Links to online translation and translators
Most of the sites listed on this page provide free online translation of text and/or webpages between a number of different languages. Please note Online translation sites enable you to understand the gist of a piece of foreign text or website, but are not entirely accurate or reliable and are no substitute for a human translator. Use them cautiously with students who have fairly well-developed skills in their home language, so they will recognize the errors.
Links to online machine translation sites for languages
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- Teaching Today | How-To Articles | English Language Learners in Math
English Language Learners in Math English language learners have unique needs when it comes to mathematics instruction. Find out about several key strategies to help ELLs succeed.
- Tips for English Language Learners
A list of some very basic suggestions.
- Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners By Request...May 2003
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