Tools and Resources

Staffing and Supporting ELL Program

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Tool 1: Professional Development for ELL teachers should include:

1.Build on prior knowledge


3.practice, feedback, follow up

4. track progress in teacher skills

5. track student performance progress

Tool 2: Professionals Development for General Ed. teachers with ELLs should include:

- Development of high standards for students

-adapt expectations

-effective pedagogy

-english instruction is comprehensible and meaningful

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Tool 3:Meeting the needs of ELLs

-support oral language development

-teach academic vocabulary explicitly

-cultural diversity should be valued

Tool: 4 Frameworks for supporting classroom teaching of ELLs

1.planning and preparation

2.designing coherent instruction

-materials and resources

3. Instruction- engage students