Instructional Resources

Best Practices for Content Areas

Resource guide including considerations and strategies for teaching math to ELLs.
Resource guide including considerations and strategies for teaching science to ELLs.
Resource guide including considerations and strategies for teaching social studies to ELLs.
Examples of how teachers can use mathematics tasks through 5 templates
Extensive collection of instructional strategies for ELLs organized by language skill and proficiency levels. Designed for use by ESOL teachers and content teachers to appropriately scaffold instruction.

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Co-teaching ELLs in NYC
Excellent video demonstrating a classroom and ESOL teacher co-teaching a 4th grade Social Studies lesson for ELLs.
Model 1 - One Group, One Teaches, One Teaches on Purpose
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove. 
Model 2 - One Group, Two Teachers Teach the Same Content
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove.   
Model 3 - One Group, One Teaches, One Assesses
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove.   
Model 4 - Two Groups, Two Teachers Teach the Same Content
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove.  
Model 5 - Two Groups, One Teacher Pre-teaches, One Teacher Teaches Alternate Information 
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove.   
Model 6 - Two Groups, One Teacher Re-teaches, One Teacher Teaches Alternate Information 
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove.  
Model 7 - Multiple Groups, Two Teachers Monitor and Teach
By Bellevue School District in Washington, based on "Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove. 

Resource Links and Files

Newsela
Common Core-aligned, leveled news articles and quizzes

The Learning Network
Educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts and graphics published in The New York Times. Includes a section for ELL practice.

Perspectives for a Diverse America
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project released a literacy curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America, to help teachers across the country better engage their diverse students. Perspectives focuses on K-12 literacy instruction by offering a free web-based anthology of texts, teaching strategies and student tasks to promote academic achievement as well as social and emotional learning. Perspectives for a Diverse America is a FREE resource for educators, but registration is required.

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