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Educational LeadershipFebruary 2016 / Volume 73, Number 5Helping ELLs Excel
The Promise of Two-Language Education Ilana M. Umansky, Rachel A. Valentino, and Sean F. Reardon What research says about one of the most effective approaches for ELLs.
Engaging Your Beginners Jane HillHere’s how to avoid missteps with beginning-level English learners.
Let Them Talk! Wayne E. WrightStrategies and programs that build oral language proficiency.
The Teachers Our English Language Learners NeedPatricia Gándara and Lucrecia SantibañezOvercoming the teacher-quality gap for ELLs begins with acknowledging that teachers need special skills.
The Write Stuff Carol Booth Olson, Robin Scarcella, and Tina MatuchniakWhat it takes to help ELLs undertake challenging writing tasks.
Getting to Know ELLs’ Families Lydia Breiseth How to break down barriers and overcome hurdles to meaningful communication.
Let Social Interaction Flourish Anny Fritzen Case How to encourage socialization among kids who speak different languages.
A Lesson in Taking Flight Kristina Robertson How to give specific, helpful feedback about language usage.
Ten (Usually Wrong) Ideas about ELLs Barbara Gottschalk Here’s what to say to correct misguided assumptions and further a better understanding of ELLs.
Empathy Is the Gateway David R. M. Saavedra A high school teacher puts himself in his English learners’ shoes.
Co-Teaching to Support ELLsAnne Beninghof and Mandy LeensvaartA co-teaching model helped move a school from “improvement” status to “exceeds.”
Libraries at the Ready Donna C. Celano and Susan B. Neuman No longer places to shush children, public libraries encourage families to play, talk, and read together.
Amplifying Their Voices Kevin Roxas and María L. GabrielA photovoice project provides a way for ELLs to share their stories.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Broken English and Other EmbarrassmentsMarge Scherer
Research Says/Tap ELLs’ Strengths to Spur SuccessBryan Goodwin with Heather HeinELLs are engaged in an amazing feat: learning another language.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Setting Clear Learning Purposes for ELLsDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyMake the classroom friendlier by clarifying your objectives. Watch the video.
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The Techy Teacher/More Diversity Demands New ApproachesCatlin TuckerTwo techy ways to provide differentiated support.
Principal Connection/Teeming TeamworkThomas R. HoerrThe best solution is one that everyone owns.
One to Grow On/If I Were an ELL . . .Carol Ann TomlinsonIf you were new to a language, what kind of classroom would you like?
Tell Me About/How an English Learner Made Substantial Progress
ASCD Community in Action
2016–2017 Themes for Educational Leadership
EL Takeaways/Eight Lessons About Language Learning
A Whole-School Approach to English LearnersMargarita Calderón A systemwide program that offers in-depth reading and writing sessions works for all students, not just English language learners.
Fair And Square Assessments for ELLs Diane Staehr Fenner Three ways to ensure more equitable and valid assessments for ELLs.
With Open ArmsGregorio Verbera Schools must make school more welcoming, especially to those students who feel that no one cares.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest BloggersWayne Wright and Jane Hill
EL InterviewJane Hill, author with Kirsten B. Miller of Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners (2nd ed., ASCD, 2013), talks about what beginning English language learners need from their teachers.