Creating a Welcoming Environment for ELLs and Immigrant Students: Strategies and Resources

What can educators do to make English language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students feel welcome within the school community?  Here are some of our most popular resources on the topic, along with related resources. 

We also include a list of organizations that have related lesson plans on race, civil rights, and immigration, as well as booklists for kids and teens.


Making Students Feel Welcome

What to do first: Creating a welcoming classroom environment

Strategies for ELLs

Supporting Immigrant Students and Families

Strategies for Welcoming Families

Addressing Bullying and Bias

Talking about Tough Topics in the News

Mental Health Resources


Classroom Resources and Booklists

For recommended lesson plans and booklists for all ages, see our updated resource section on: