ELL Resources: By Audience
One common factor in schools where English language learners (ELLs) succeed is that they are seen as "everyone's students." Schoolwide support that addresses ELLs' unique needs is part of the fabric of the school and in many cases, the schools have learned over time that strategies that benefit ELLs are helpful for all students.
The sections below highlight tips, strategies, and resources regarding ELLs and ELL families that are specific to certain professionals within the school setting and within the community. For additional ideas, see our Schoolwide Support section.
What You'll Find in This Section
Teaching English Language Learners
Administrators play a crucial role in creating an environment in which ELLs can succeed. This section offers school leaders — particularly those with growing ELL populations — ideas and strategies to make that happen. Resources include articles, recommended reports, professional books, and expert interviews.
We encourage you to share these resources with colleagues and use them for professional development activities.
Administrators: ELL Resources
Paraprofessionals who work alongside ELLs may do so in a variety of settings with a variety of roles. Whatever the case may be, there are some tips that will help paraprofessionals succeed in supporting ELLs.
The library can be a lifeline for English language learners and their families who are new to this country or who speak multiple languages. Learn more about serving ELLs and their families in school libraries and public libraries from the following resources and videos. Visit our Books and Authors section for book recommendations, as well as our Multicultural Literature section for additional ideas.