Colorín Colorado Blog: Helping ELLs Succeed
Welcome to our Colorín Colorado blog! This blog is focused on helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed in the classroom, with a special focus on strategies and tools that that support the use of college- and career-ready standards with ELLs.
The blog includes updates from the ELL field about topics such as language proficiency standards and assessments, as well as practical tips for developing academic language, helping ELLs tackle grade-level content, and collaborating with colleagues.
For related content, see our Common Core and ELLs resource section. You can also browse blog posts by topic.
Part I of this blog post details the need for dual language programs and the expansion of dual language programs. It also includes some recommended resources at the end.
We are excited to announce that our Common Core and ELLs blog has moved to the new Colorín Colorado website! Now you can see all of our great resources in one place. We will continue sharing updates on the Common Core and ELLs, as well as other strategies and tools that support of implementation of college- and career-ready standards with ELLs.
This post gives an overview of NEA's advocacy guide and then uses a specific CCSS scenario to walk readers through and apply the five advocacy steps outlined in the guide.
This blog post is the third in a three-part series about the steps one elementary school with 60% ELLs took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and content teachers in order to better meet the language needs of ELLs in their school.
This blog post is the second in a three-part series about the steps one elementary school took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and content teachers in order to better meet the language needs of ELLs in their school during the imple
This three-part series looks at the steps one diverse elementary school took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and grade level teachers in order to meet ELLs' academic language needs.
We are very proud to congratulate Diane Staehr Fenner and her colleagues Peter Kozik and Ayanna Cooper (also featured on this blog) on their new book about teacher evaluation and special populations!
ELL expert Judith O’Loughlin shares some strategies for using picture books across the curriculum with students of all ages in order to master the Common Core anchor reading standards.
This blog post written by guest blogger Ayanna Cooper features four recommended steps for administrators to strengthen their English language programs in the greater context of more rigorous academic standards.
This blog post focuses on ELL considerations that are important for schools and districts to address in planning their assessments, including accommodations on CCSS content assessments and aspects of computer-based assessment might prove to be especially challenging for ELLs. It also recommends some resources to support ELLs’ success in computer-based testing.