- Rethinking English lang Instruction: An Architectural Approach (Must See)
Susana Dutro and Carrol Mora (Chapter draft for English Learners Ed. by Garcia) The authors us an architectural metaphor to lay out a blueprint that outlines how to conceptualize an ELD program, how to design instruction, and how to teach English for academic purposes. Excellent explanation of function, form and fluency as well as the "bricks" and "mortar" for vocabulary.
- Sheltered English Instruction Strategies
Great intro to sheltered instruction by LAB at Brown: Teaching Diverse Learners --. The success of Sheltered English Instruction depends largely on a teacher's ability to provide modified instruction in English without oversimplifying the content.
- Songs for Teaching: Educational Children's Music
Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum -- to students of all ages. A host of educational experts brings you tested ideas for using the magic of music in your lesson plans. This site contains thousands of pages for you to peruse -- many with lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions. The top educational pros offer practical suggestions based on the latest in brain-based learning.
Educational children's songs available on CDs or MP3 for downloading. Teachers and parents will find songs to help kids learn reading, math, science, English, and more. Free downloads and songsheets.
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- Thematic Planning for English Langauge Learners
This site by Dr. Jill Kerper Mora from San Diego State Un. offers excellent links to support thematic planning for English Language Learners
- ¡Colorín Colorado! Teaching content areas
The strategies in this section suggest ways in which you can provide your ELLs with additional support in learning content areas such as math, science, social studies, and language arts.
- Building Connections in High School Content Areas through Sheltered Instruction.
PDF presentation providing orientation to the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)Region IV Education Service Center in collaboration with Texas Ed. Agency
- Effective Lesson Planning for ELLs
4 by 4 Lesson Design (a modification by Jill Kerper Mora, Ed.D. of Madeline Hunter's 5 step design differentiate for English language proficiency levels.
- SIOP Central, Resources for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
The SIOP Model offers a research-based approach to sheltered lesson planning and implementation that has proven effective with English language learners throughout the United States. The model was developed in a 7-year national research project (1996-2003) sponsored by the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE). Through literature review and with the collaboration of practicing teachers, researchers identified features of instruction present in high-quality sheltered lessons to generate the SIOP Model. The model was refined over multiple years of field testing and consists of eight components and 30 features that are explained in the book, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (Echevarria, Vogt & Short,
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and developme
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- Strategies for English Language Learners
This site provides a summary of effective strategies for ELLs provided by www.teach-history.org.
- Effective Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms
Effective Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms by Susan Wallace Research on effective education for ELLs clearly indicates that instruction in a student's first language provides the most positive student outcomes (Thomas and Collier; see Bibliography, below.) However, this article is addressed to teachers and administrators in schools without bilingual or dual language programs. It describes an instructional framework (SIOP) that helps teachers scaffold content and language learning for ELLs, suggests possible first steps in implementing some components of this framework, and directs teachers to additional resources.
- Teaching Mathematics to ESL
This document provides research-based information to help school district personnel select appropriate mathematics education programs for their limited English proficient (LEP) students. (Not a recent publication. I do not know the quality of the info but seems cognitively based.)
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