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Educator Resources for Teaching English Learners

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Online learning may pose language and access barriers for English Learners. We’ve curated a list of resources that can help you address students language learning needs.

Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English
The Associated Press
This resource highlights the challenges parents of English Learners may face when supporting their children’s learning at home and suggests ways teachers can overcome those barriers.

Teaching Multilingual Learners Online
WIDA’S guidance on connecting with multilingual families that is aligned around the 2019 WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development. It includes actions that educators and learners can take.

6 Key Considerations for Supporting English Learners with Distance Learning
This resource provides six research based strategies along with suggestions for scaffolding distance learning to support the language learning needs of ELLs.

Distance Learning for ELLs
Colorin Colorado
This resource includes many articles and blog posts to help educators plan distance learning for English language learners.

Educational Equity & Coronavirus: Focus on Multilingual Learners
The Education Trust NY
This resource offers six steps that states should take to address the educational inequities that impact the academic and social well-being of multilingual learners.

Supporting multilingual students’ learning in a time of school closures
This resource provides suggestions for activities that build student’s native language skills through both conversation and writing. Knowing that the skills developed will transfer to the target language.

Helpful Online Resources for Teaching English Language Learners
This article provides approaches and free or inexpensive online resources to make content accessible to support English language learners.

Seven Ways to Support ELLs in Online Content Classes
This resource provides specific ideas content teachers can apply in scaffolding instruction to support English language learners.



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