Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
Join us at Know ELLs, a site for teachers of ELLs created and administered by the Teacher Consultants of the Great Valley Writing Project.
Looking for help? Ask your questions here. Want to explore our members' expertise? Check out our groups. Want to see what's happening inside an ELL classroom? Click on this group. Looking for student work samples to get some ideas? Look at this group.
I know the California Department of Education, and other state agencies, mean well by posting curriculum for ELD instruction. However, ELD is based on theory without a lot of research to support instruction. In the article, English Language Development: Guidelines for Instruction, the authors point out, "There are two primary tenets of…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on October 16, 2016 at 11:30am
A Know ELLs member has asked about instructional materials (IMs) for ELD.
In California, the Department of Education's website has a list of IMs that have been vetted by the Instructional Quality Commission and approved by the State Board of Education. You can find that list here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/im/progmssubmittedforelaeld.asp
How do you know what ELD IMs work in your county or state?
A few weeks ago, I described a conversation my writing project peers were having: that teachers do not read--or follow--educational research. At the time, I indicted much of ed research (and researchers) for being out of touch or writing in ways that did not consider the K-12 audience. Here are some more perspectives.
In a meeting with science grant peers this week, Rocio Garcia, a GVWP TC, remarked on a disturbing finding. She had taught kindergarten last year and…Continue
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.