Clara Gonzales-Espinoza is an elementary teacher of English language learners (ELLs) in New Mexico.

Boreal forest on map

Engineering a text is a strategy that embeds scaffolds and supports directly into grade-level text in order to increase student comprehension.

Math teacher reviews lesson about place value with money

Learn how to make math lessons more accessible to English learners by building background knowledge, increasing student language production, and explicitly teaching academic language.

Water Cycle in English

An annotated diagram is a visual that includes labels for each part of an image, text, or diagram that students are using in content-area instruction.

Pam Knittel is the ESL District Coach in the Poughkeepsie City School District and served as the primary facilitator for our Common Core and ELLs project.