ELMS Resource Library
Do you need books to help support ELLs in your classroom? The ELMS Resource library is available to all area K-12 teachers.
How One School is Helping ELLs Close Gaps in Their ESL Education
Generally speaking, our English Language Learners (ELLs) spend about four years in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program, but there are some kids that spend 5-9 years in ESL, mostly because of issues with reading and writing. This school is offering four-hour long classes on Saturdays to help these students make up the gaps in their education. It’s possible that this bit of extra one-on-one help is just what they need to go from being potential high school dropouts to being college-bound.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 9, 2012
Common Myths Associated with ESL and ELLs
Working with English Language Learners (ELLs) can be complex, but this short article provides some quick information about how non-English speaking children learn the language. Take a minute and explore some common myths associated with ESL and ELLs.
Article: Common Assumptions vs. the Evidence: English Language Learners in the United States
English Language Learner Center American Institutes for Research, May 2010
- Preparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners
- New York to Recognize High School Graduates Who Demonstrate Proficiency in Multiple Languages
- World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium
- Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) - ED.gov
- National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
- Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)