George Lucas Educational Foundation
Discover ways to optimize instruction to address the needs of students who are learning English.
Activating Prior Knowledge With English Language Learners
Students learn better when they first access what they already know—and this plays a big role in improving English language learners’ academic literacy.
Teaching English Language Learners: A Complex Endeavor
A teacher seeks out the best approaches to teaching English to non-native speakers, the fastest growing student population in the U.S.
Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations
Four strategies for helping students who have missed portions of their schooling—and examples of how teachers are using these strategies.
Domingo: Somebody Just Like Me
When students see themselves reflected in their teachers, it shows them that they too can succeed.
A Valuable Tool for English Language Learners
Portfolios provide great benefits to students writing in their second language, allowing them to see their progress toward their goals.
Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners
From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners.
4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners
One veteran teacher shares her experiences helping ELL students thrive.
Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners
In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
Home Visits: A Powerful Family Engagement Tool
Visiting students and their families at home builds strong bonds of trust and understanding -- and impacts academic success.
The After-School Shakespeare Club
A teacher at an international school led his upper elementary English-language learners through a triumphant, self-created reimagining of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."