According to the National Center for Education Statistics, while ten percent of all public school students are ELLs, less than one percent of public school teachers are ESL instructors. This contrast makes it critical that all educators are informed about best-practices for supporting this growing population.
The Success for English Language Learners series is designed to provide specific information educators need to support non-native English speakers at any stage of language acquisition.
This download is for the full Success for English Language Learners Series which includes four handouts (use preview button to see all four):
Try This Now: Strategies for Teachers
Identifies adjustments educators can make to common practices to better meet the needs of ELLs, as well as an explanation of why each adjustment improves effectiveness.
Prepare Your Classroom
Details steps educators can take to make their classroom a welcoming environment that is supportive of the language development ELLs.
Myth vs. Reality: Common Misconceptions and Truths About Research-Based Truths
Sets the record straight about commonly held myths about English language learners.
Inside the Mind of an English Language Learner: Understanding the Stages of Second Language Acquisition
A must-read for any educator who has contact with English language learners. This handout provides a description or each stage of language acquisition, a list of ‘I can’ statements that describe the skills a student possesses at each stage of language acquisition, and information about the rate at which students progress through the stages.
Note: You can purchase each of the Success for English Language Learners handouts separately- but this is the best value!