Julie Motta is the Assistant Superintendent of the East Providence School District in Rhode Island and formerly the ESL Director of Pawtucket Schools. In this blog post written for Colorín Colorado, Julie walks through a template that she has been using with her ESL teachers to make curriculum units aligned to the Common Core State Standards more accessible to ELs and highlights the many strengths and areas of expertise her teachers bring to the process.
In this collaborative strategy, students listen to a short text about their current unit of study several times and reconstruct the text together.
Amanda Reynolds is a fourth-grade teacher at Claremont Dual-Immersion Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. In this interview, she explains how collaboration works in her school's dual-immersion model and the kinds of supports she gives ELLs in th
Here are some tips for talking about tough topics when they come up in the classroom.
This article reviews research concerning literacy engagement and motivation of adolescent ELL students as well as native speakers in content-area classrooms.
1st-grade teachers discuss the process of carefully scripting ELL lesson plans aligned to the Common Core, as well as the level of scaffolding and detail needed ...
Previewing content is an important step in scaffolding new content for ELLs.
Suddenly I’m hearing about many new resources focused on teaching CCSS-based mathematics to ELLs, as well as updates from the field and I’ll share them with you in this post.
Drawing on more than fifteen years' experience teaching English language learners, Marilyn Pryle has designed and classroom-tested these ten writing assignments that support the particular needs of ELLs.
Colorín Colorado is pleased to present Watch & Learn, an online professional development series for educators of ELLs!