Strategies for ELL Success: A Guide for Educators

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Learn how educators can support the success of their English language learners (ELLs). They will be useful for a wide range of audiences, including new and veteran teachers of ELLs, paraprofessionals, tutors, and administrators at the school and district level.

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ELL Strategy Library

See our ELL strategy library for great ideas, tips, and resources!

Partnering with Students and Families

Creating a welcoming environment for ELL students

Learning about students' educational backgrounds

Building partnerships with multilingual families

Strategies for ELL Instruction

Language instruction

Content-area instruction

Content-specific strategies

Monitoring progress


Examples of Success: School Stories

Film: You Are Welcome Here

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is an award-winning 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado highlighting how the Dearborn, MI public school district is helping its immigrant students succeed. The film features Salina Elementary School and Salina Intermediate School in the South End of Dearborn which serve large populations of families from Yemen.