That time between the end of the school year and the start of the next can be achingly long for English-language-learner educators looking for insights on how to better serve their students.
To fill that void, here are links to stories, reports, and opinion pieces on English-learners and immigrant students we’ve spotted over the past couple of weeks with a few stories from the EdWeek ELL archives sprinkled in.
From deep-dive investigations and analyses of ELL education to how-to videos, we hope there’s something here for every ELL educator.
We’d like to make this a biweekly feature on the Learning the Language blog. So, if you have suggestions to add to our next reading roundup, please reach out via Twitter @c_c_mitchell or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Week: Too Few ELL Students Land in Gifted Classes
The Atlantic: The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education
Chicago Reporter: English Learners Often Go Without Required Help at Chicago Schools
Columbus Dispatch: Deportees’ US-Born Kids Struggle in Mexican Schools
Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs in Their Classes
Education Week Teacher Video: Supporting English-Language Learners: A Turn-and-Talk Strategy
Stockton Record: Inaugural Summer Program Gives English-Learners a Boost
Worcester Telegram: Summer Camp Aims to Empower Worcester’s English Language Learners
New York Daily News: Immigrant Students Fight Barriers to Succeed in New York Schools
Education Week Teacher: Embracing Bilingualism in the Classroom: What Role Will You Play?
Just in case you can’t wait until our next installment, here’s a link to an Education Week special report, Teaching America’s English-Language Learners, an in-depth look at the efforts to improve education for English-learners.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.