Social Studies for ELLs

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ELLs and Social Studies

This article addresses the challenges English Language Learners face with Social Studies vocabulary, provides effective strategies to support these students in the classroom, ideas for assessing progress towards mastery, & includes mini lesson plans.

Language Tips: Supporting ELLs in the Classroom

This article sheds light on how to support your English Language Learners by making small tweaks to strategies many teachers are already using with a focus on language and vocabulary.

Reading Instruction for ELLs

This article contains proven strategies that help English Language Learners attain and increase literacy in all classrooms.

15 Research-based Practices to Increase ELL Achievement

These "essential actions" have been proven to increase student achievement and confidence in the mainstream classroom.

Content Area Instruction for English Language Learners

This article provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners including steps to create language objectives, how to align objectives to content standards, and helpful ideas and resources.

ELL Resource Guide for Mainstream Teachers

This document focuses on K-12 Newcomer ESL students in the mainstream classroom but provides many strategies that are applicable for middle school ELLs in all content areas.

Tips for Educators of ELLs

This document from the Colorado public school system provides helpful tips for what to do first when working with ELL students grades 4-12.