Spotlight on ELLs in the Classroom

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On ELLs in the Classroom


The Education Week Spotlight on ELLs in the Classroom is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Developing oral-language skills for English-learners
  • Using data to inform ELL instruction
  • Educating long-term English-language learners
  • Strategies for math instruction
  • Mixing students at varying levels of English proficiency
  • Online resources for English-language learners
  • Research on improving achievement for English-learners

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Scholars say students need chances to speak in class and to find a "personal voice" in the new language.
October 21, 2009 – Education Week

A Texas border district sees teacher training and data-based instruction as paths to learning gains—and the $1 million Broad award adds validation.
December 3, 2008 – Education Week

Many schools districts are at a loss on how to best educate long-term English-language learners. Kate Menken, an assistant professor of linguistics at the City University of New York, answered questions about what she’s learned during three years of researching long-term ELLs in New York City. The study also included an intervention in two high schools with long-term ELLs that is showing promising results.
September 10, 2009 – Education Week

While math has long been regarded as a universal language because of its foundation in numbers, the subject poses nearly as many hurdles for students with limited English as lessons that rely more heavily on reading, many educators say.
July 13, 2005 – Education Week

One small N.Y.C. public school for immigrant students has a graduation rate that outpaces that of many other public schools in the city.
December 5, 2007 – Education Week

The Internet, with its audio and video features, offers particular benefits for English-language learner teachers and students, says Larry Ferlazzo.
September 23, 2009 – Teacher (Web)

Elementary school teacher Julie Dermody explains how English language learners have enriched her classroom.
December 13, 2006 – Teacher (Web)

Author Claude Goldenberg writes that the growing number of and the lack of adequate progress among English-learners is of critical concern given that some estimates predict that by 2025, one in four public K-12 students will come from a home where a language other than English is spoken.
July 26, 2006 – Education Week

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