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:
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.
A Guide for the General Education Teacher: Working With English Language Learners is from VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS.
The Internationals Network, a group of high schools serving ELLs, has a great list of Promising Practice Shares, where their teachers share strategies they use in the classroom. I’ve just begun going through it, and I think all ELL teachers will want to check it out.
Please let me know what I’m missing!