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One of my more popular “Best” lists is The Best Collections Of Instructional Strategies, which share sites that offer short and practical descriptions of many different and effective…instructional strategies that teachers can quickly review and determine if they want to use any of them.

I thought it would be useful to begin creating a similar lists on instructional strategies specifically for English Language Learners.

Obviously, I’ve written books and many articles on this very topic (see A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners).  But, really, who can have too many instructional strategies at their disposal?

Please add more in the comments!

The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12 is from The Center For Applied Linguistics.

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP): Strategy Guide for ELL/Bilingual Learners is from Keeneyville Elementary School.

Making It Real:Teaching Pre-literate Adult Refugee Students is from the Tacoma Community House Training Project.

I’m a big fan of these older Peace Corps manuals, which are not as clearly laid-out as the previous resources:

TEFL/TESL: Teaching English As a Foreign or Second Language

Teaching English As A Foreign Language To Large, Multi-Level Classes

I created this simple downloadable list of ELL accommodations for the faculty at my school. It doesn’t provide in-depth explanations, but I figured I’d put it on this list, anyway.

EduGains offers good ELL teaching tips for math and literacy.

English Learners Success Forum has a lot of good resources. I particularly like their list of instructional strategies for ELLs.


Please let me know what I’m missing!