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Little Bird Tales - Home. Make Images, Videos and Web Stories for Free in Minutes. Write About - Digital Writing for Classrooms. What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners? As a classroom teacher, I was largely ignorant of, and definitely suspicious of, research.

What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?

I believed that researchers could make their studies come out any way they wanted them to, and that a good teacher who reflected on her own teaching knew much more about how to be effective with her students than any researcher did. Later, as a university professor, I learned how important good research can be, and how difficult it is to do really good experimental research in a field such as education, where it is impossible to control all the variables. For that reason, I was pleased in 1997 when Congress funded the National Reading Panel (NRP) to evaluate research about teaching children to read. The panel's charge was to review existing studies, choose those that were well designed and well implemented, and synthesize their findings.

Teachers of English language learners (ELLs), however, were left to wonder if and how the findings of the NRP applied to their students. The Advantages of Being Bilingual. Most children have the capacity and facility to learn more than one language.

The Advantages of Being Bilingual

Researchers say that there are advantages to being bilingual. These advantages might include; Learning Two Languages. [en Español] Anyone can learn a new language.

Learning Two Languages

Some people find it easier than others, but all of us can do it. People who can use two languages are bilingual. Talk to Your Baby. Research consistently points to early oral language skills as among the strongest predictors of educational success, and as providing a vital foundation for school-readiness and effective learning across other domains. - Nuffield Foundation report into Early Education and Childcare, 2015 The legacy of Talk to Your Baby speaks for itself.

Talk to Your Baby

The conference, that is renowned for its in-depth and engaging reviews of policy, research and practice, highlights the key role communication and language can play in improving the life chances of children. NABE - Home. Home. MLA Language Map. The differences between English and other languages. English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds - Learning the Language. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false IsSiteLicense: false UserType: anonymous DisplayName: TrialsLeft: 0 Trials:

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds - Learning the Language

Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (ASCD, 2010), Debbie Zacarian and I listed seven teaching strategies for mainstream teachers of ELLs.

Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs

These seven strategies are designed to help teachers meet the needs of all the students in their classes and to help make the mainstream classroom more inclusive for ELLs. 1.Provide comprehensible input for ELLs. Language is not “soaked up.” The learner must understand the message that is conveyed. Comprehensible input is a hypothesis first proposed by Stephen Krashen. Acquiring English as a Second Language: What' s Normal and What' s Not.

What's "Normal," What's Not [en Español] By the 2030s, say demographers, English language learners (ELLs) will account for approximately 40% of the entire school-aged population in the United States.

Acquiring English as a Second Language: What' s Normal and What' s Not

In some areas, that projection is already exceeded-in California, for instance, 60%-70% of schoolchildren speak a language other than English as their primary language. For the period 1995-2005, the Asian population is projected to be the fastest growing group in all U.S. regions, with the greatest gains expected in the West. The Hispanic population will be the second-fastest growing group. General ESL Websites. Strategies%20for%20Culturally%20and%20Linguistically%20Diverse%20Students.pdf. Bilingualspecialeducation.pdf. Graphic Organizers - Home. Celeste Roseberry. Www.ncshla.org/sites/default/files/springCon/2014/Session 46_Part1.pdf. Www.ncshla.org/sites/default/files/springCon/2014/Session 46_Part2.pdf. Student Language Resources. Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)

My Best ELL websites. I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics.

My Best ELL websites

A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard.

The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More CLASSROOM PRACTICEWhen A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!) The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and CareersThe Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money SkillsThe Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life SkillsThe Best Sites For Students To Create BudgetsThe Best Sites To Learn About The U.S.

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two. ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables.