Collaboration & ELLs

The following books offer lots of strategies for collaboration, co-teaching, and planning ELL instruction, assessment, and family outreach. Many of the strategies can be adapted for a wide variety of settings and team structures.

Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators

English Learners are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population and educators of ELLs are often in a unique position to provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELLs, including creating a shared sense of responsibility for ELL success, guidance for administrators, and tips for advocacy for ELLs' success beyond Grade 12.

Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection

EL authorities Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld take ESL teachers and their general education colleagues step-by-step through building a successful collaboration―or improving an existing one. And since no teaching team is exactly alike, you'll find seven collaborative models to choose from. Features include:

• In-depth profiles of the seven models
• Advantages and challenges of each model
• Clear explanations of each teacher’s role

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader′s Guide

With the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book's authors ― America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove's resources for collaboration and co-teaching include

Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners

In this user-friendly and much needed resource book, ELL experts Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove provide a blueprint for the what, where, when, why, who, and how of collaboration on behalf of ELLs. They explore the role of school culture, instructional programs, and administrator support in collaboration and offer detailed examples and recommendations for addressing scheduling considerations, developing co-teaching models, and implementing both informal and formal collaboration initiatives with ELLs' needs in mind.

It's About Time: Planning Interventions and Extentions in Elementary School

Contributors to this volume share ideas for impacting student learning through high-quality interventions and enrichment time. Readers will discover techniques and tools to develop a viable curriculum, create effective common assessments, re-think daily schedules, and pair intervention efforts with technology to meet the needs of today's students.  Contributor Brian Butler is featured in our Meet the Experts section, discussing the professional learning community at Mason Crest Elementary School in Annandale, VA.

Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible

Content teachers and ESOL teachers, take special note: if you’re looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete. Just dip into this toolbox of strategies, examples, templates, and activities from EL authorities Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder, which includes tips on: