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English-Language Learners

Discover ways to optimize instruction to address the needs of students who are learning English.

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    Using Technology to Support Young English Language Learners in a Hybrid Classroom

    Through videos and interactive online tasks, early elementary students can increase fluency and build vocabulary.
    Katie Gardner
  • A Study Upends Stereotypes About Good Coders

    A Study Upends Stereotypes About Good Coders

    A 2020 study revealed that learning how to code resembles learning a language like French or Chinese—challenging entrenched beliefs about coding.
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    Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

    Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
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  • A group of high school students gathered at a table in a circle, doing a language game together

    12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners

    Every teacher has faced the struggle of encouraging students to speak. Here's a list of a fun activities to get your students to talking.
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    6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

    We interviewed educators with decades of experience in teaching ELLs and tapped a network of experts and observers to find the strategies that work.
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    How a School Puts Culturally Responsive Teaching Into Practice

    Educators at the dual-language Amigos School are creating an authentically immersive, academically challenging school experience.
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    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.
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  • Female teenager working on a distance learning lesson on her laptop at home

    5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners

    Providing English learners—and all students—with examples of how to do learning tasks is particularly useful during distance learning.
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  • Two women talking via video chat on a laptop

    Co-Teaching in Distance Learning

    A middle school English and special education teacher share how they meet the needs of all of their students—and the new practices they’ll bring back to the classroom.
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  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
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    The Necessity of Having High Expectations

    Conveying compassion for students while holding them to high standards can help improve equity in education.
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  • 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

    Ideas for developing students’ capacity to understand and use discipline-specific terminology and the language used in instruction.
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    Helpful Online Resources for Teaching ELLs

    Websites and teacher-created videos make content more accessible for English language learners—whether they’re in the classroom or at home.
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    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.
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  • Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Two Languages

    Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Two Languages

    At a bilingual school in Chicago, first-grade teachers swap classrooms so students get lessons in both Mandarin and English.
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