ELL Success

Check out our ELL resources including lesson plans, advice from other teachers, classroom ideas for ESL students, and so much more!
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  • This article is the second in a two-part series on supporting ELL literacy, sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages. Click here to read the first post in the series. In recent years, many schools have raised the bar on writing instruction.…

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  • This article is the first in a two-part series on supporting ELL literacy, sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages. ​ If you teach English-language learners, you know what a challenge it can be to keep vocabulary instruction fresh and engaging. That’s…

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  • Teacher Emma writes: "I just found out I have a student who has lived in the U.S. for less than two weeks. She doesn't speak English, and as far as I know, the district will not be providing a translator.…

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  • 9 Ways to Bring Immersion Learning to Your School By Samantha Cleaver The research is clear: Immersion programs, in which students spend at least 50 percent of their time learning in a second language, work amazingly well in developing students'…

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  • By guest blogger Robyn Shulman of Ed News Daily From the 1997-98 school year to the 2008-09 school year, the amount of ESL learners enrolled in U.S. public schools increased from 3.5 million to 5.3 million, a 51% increase (National Clearinghouse for English…

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  • Sponsor Middlebury Interactive Languages, the recognized leader in digital world language instruction, offers a full suite of K-12 courses in five languages with flexible implementation options. All courses based on Middlebury College’s Language School’s pedagogy and teaching methodology and align…

  • Poster: 9 Expressions Every Middle Schooler Should KnowEnglish idioms can be one of the trickiest parts of our language for ALL students to understand, especially English Language Learners. That’s why we created our latest classroom poster, a guide to English…

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  • Educator Infographic: Fascinating State by State ELL Facts Did you know that while Spanish is spoken in 73.1 percent of ELL students’ homes, it’s not the #1 language in every state? That Michigan has a large Arabic-speaking population in addition…

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  • Sponsor Middlebury Interactive Languages, the recognized leader in digital world language instruction, offers a full suite of K-12 courses in five languages with flexible implementation options. All courses based on Middlebury College’s Language School’s pedagogy and teaching methodology and align…

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  • Classroom Posters: Language Learning by the Numbers People who know more than one language are just plain awesome. And we have proof! Not only do world-language speakers get higher test scores and solve problems more quickly, they also earn more…

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