How Language Impacts Learning and How Teachers Can Help English Language Learners

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Comprehensible Input 

Teaching ELLs Online: How to Develop Students’ Language Skills

By providing instruction in specific ways, with specific strategies,  ELLs are able to comprehend and make connections for higher  levels of engagement and achievement.

Do you understand? 

Comprehensible Input Demo for Language Rich Classrooms Training

Walk in the footsteps of a learner who speaks another language to  experience for yourself what helps and what does not help.

What are scaffolds? 

Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides

ELLs have different strengths and needs based on their language  proficiency levels and backgrounds. Used as temporary supports,  these can help move students along in terms of learning content  area skills and concepts, as well as learning language. 

What are classroom basics for supporting English Language Learners? 

Bright Ideas for Teaching ELLs

There are many ideas…but some basics include: Using Visuals,  Explore Background Knowledge, Simplify Directions & Speech,  Increase Wait Time, Speak Slowly.

How can we utilize Home Language for support? 

Bilingual Glossaries and Cognates

Providing isolated words through glossaries and brief videos can  give ELLs enough information to support their learning and  increase engagement. Prioritize vocabulary for teaching  these big concepts.

Where can you go for more information? 


Your local Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN). 

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