Four students working together

Engineered templates provide scaffolds for assignments, reports, and in-class assessments such as prompts, guiding questions, sentence frames, and sentence stems.

An illustration of the five pillats of equitably grading ELLs.

How can teachers equitably grade ELLs? Learn more about challenges, related research and resources, and recommendations developed by the Diane Staehr Fenner, Jill Kester, and Sydney Snyder.

In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Clara Gonzales-Espinoza discusses the hands-on way she tackles teaching the concept of genre with her students and how that plays a part in her lesson planning.

Four students talking at a library table which is covered with books.

We’d like to start off the new year by sharing an example for developing text dependent questions for ELLs in the middle grades. We have selected a 6th-8th grade exemplar text in the category of Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technology titled “The Evolution of the Grocery Bag” by Henry Petroski.