- Colorín Colorado :: Free Guides & Toolkits ( See Video)
These free print guides were created for parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to improve the reading achievement of children. BESURE TO SEE OTHER LINKS IN THE SIDEBAR
- Colorín Colorado :: Reading 101 for English Language Learners
This article provides guidance in teaching reading to ELLs with great links. By: Kristina Robertson (2009)
- Colorín Colorado Writing Strategies for ELLs
This new section on Colorín Colorado presents 15 ELL-specific resources focused on writing, 15 ELL-specific resources focused on writing, including articles, online tools, research reports, and tips for parents. In addition, we highlight resources from our sister sites and other recommended sources.
- Dual Language books prepared by ELLs ALL TEACHERS MUST SEE
At Fairview School, the ESL students have worked very hard to complete dual language books. The students wrote stories in their native language and in English. Click on the links to the books below to read and listen to their stories.
- Literacy for Second Language Learners Links
Articles & Resources available on the internet related to literacy for both bilingual and ESL programs
- Reading in a Second Langauge
This is a chapter excerpt from the book Scaffolding Language, Saffolding Learning: Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom by Pauline Gibbons.
- Reading in a Second Language
This is an excerpt from the book Scaffolding Language Scaffolding Learning, Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (2002) by Pauline Gibbons
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- What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?
By Suzanne Irujo, ELL Outlook™ Contributing WriterThe lack of research on teaching reading to ELLs means that teachers often must develop their own effective teaching strategies. In this article, Suzanne Irujo gives teachers specific suggestions for modifying reading programs to meet the needs of English language learners.
- ¡Colorín Colorado! Reading comprehension strategies for content learning for ELLs
English language learners (ELLs) often have problems mastering science, math, or social studies concepts because they cannot comprehend the textbooks for these subjects. ELLs at all levels of English proficiency and literacy will benefit from explicit instruction of comprehension skills along with other skills.
- ¡Colorín Colorado! Webcasts — Teaching English language learners to read
A Free Webcast Featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee discussing best practices for teaching English language learners (ELLs).Links to related video and other resources
- Approaches to Writing Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners
A discussion of recent research and practice literature in relation to nationwide standards on writing, Prepared by the Education Alliance at Brown Un.
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- Balancing Reading and Language Learning
AA Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K–5 Combining the best classroom practices and research on teaching reading and language acquisition, Mary Cappellini integrates effective reading instruction with effective language instruction. Through the framework of a balanced reading program, she emphasizes the importance of constantly listening for and assessing children's language and reading strategies during read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading, including literature circles.
Stenhouse books and videos help K-12 teachers deepen their professional knowledge and build their students' skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
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- ELLResearch Report: Read 180 Scholastic
This resource summarizes the research on Read 180, an intervention program that incorporates whole group, individualized software, and small group activities for struggling readers.
- English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction
This afticle by Beth Antunez provides recommendations and considerations for instruction of ELLs within each of the Reading First components. It should be kept in mind, however, that the Reading First components did not originate from studies including ELLs, and that despite research indicating a need for native language instruction, any discussion within the context of Reading First is about teaching ELLs to read in English.
- LAB at Brown: Teaching Diverse Learners -- Elementary Literacy
Information about ELL challenges and teaching practices, divided by grade levels
- Solutions - Support Special Populations: Literacy Spanish/ESL/Sp.Ed
PLATO Learning offers well designed, accessible courseware that helps these students develop the English language skills needed to reach and maintain grade level skills. We have early literacy products in English, as well as courses in Spanish for math and reading that will allow students to learn skills in Spanish while developing their English proficiency. Award winning, but J.Gordon doesn't know it.
PLATO Learning offers innovative educational and instructional technology solutions for individualized learning and instruction online.
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- Teaching and Learning Strategies and Tasks [ESOL Online]
This site provides links for multiple strategies: reading, writing, listening/speaking, metacognition, and general.
- TEACHING THE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE OF TEXTBOOKS: A PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORK FOR PERFORMING A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS
By Alex Ragan, ELL Outlook™ Editor There are currently many strategies for helping ELLs access the content of textbooks, but few ways to determine what specific academic English needs to be taught. This article presents a step-by-step process for analyzing the academic language of textbooks.
- The Knowledge Loom: Elementary Literacy - Meeting the Literacy Needs of Ells
Meeting the Literacy Needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)
- The Process Writing Method I-TESL-J
The Process Writing Method By Daniel J. Jarvis This journal article discusses the benefits of Process Writing for ELLs.
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