Spotlight on ELLs in the Classroom

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On ELLs in the Classroom


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

  • Intensive English-language learner training for core-content teachers
  • Engaging native and nonnative speakers in dual-language classrooms
  • 'Shadowing' ELLs as teacher professional development
  • Using attendance and grades as early warning signs for ELL dropouts
  • Preparing English-language learners for the complex challenges of the common-core curriculum
  • Identifying the best research and instructional strategies for ELLs

You get the nine articles below in a downloadable PDF. A great value!

Immigration policies, culture, and other factors complicate efforts to help foreign-born students and those learning a new language.
January 12, 2012 – Quality Counts

By 2016, the Bay State plans to teach tens of thousands of core-content teachers how to work with English-learners.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week

Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language.
March 28, 2012 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Having teachers experience “a day in the life of an English-language learner” can reveal gaps in academic-language exposure.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook

A group of Chicago researchers say that students' performance in 9th grade is better than language proficiency for targeting which English-learners are likely to graduate on time—and who needs more help.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

Analysts find plenty of room to grow for districts getting federal funds to provide English-language-acquisition services.
May 23, 2012 – Education Week

English-learners will have to go beyond the fundamentals and master "academic language," experts say.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

Providing non-English-speaking students with resources to navigate through their school day can make all the difference in their academic success, writes Helen Janc Malone.
February 8, 2012 – Education Week

There is no silver bullet for teaching English-language learners; instead, educators must identify the best research and instructional strategies, writes Margaret L. Bonanno.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

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