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EDU 131 - Language Arts in a Bilingual Classroom - Textbook

Resources for EDU 131.

Unit Objectives

  1. Learn about what constitutes quality ELL instruction.

  2. Identify some of the implications for ELLs and the Common Core Standards.

  3. Identify ways for supporting for ELLs language acquisition process.

  4. Understand the definition of an ELL scaffold.

  5. Learn ways for developing ELL-appropriate scaffolds.

  6. Explore suggestions for recommended, research-based ELL scaffolds.

  7. Understand the scaffolding process throughout some detailed examples.‚Äč


"The growth of the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States over the last decade is unmatched in our history. More than one half of states have experienced a growth rate of over 100 percent in their ELL numbers (National Clearinghouse of English Language Acquisition, 2011). It is highly likely, then, that even in schools where ELL instruction has been minimal or unnecessary, teachers will now find ELLs in their classes. In turn, this means that ELLs will be exposed to, and expected to succeed in, Common Core–aligned curriculum and instruction. EL Education supports full access to standards-aligned curriculum for ELLs. When this curriculum is delivered with scaffolds that are standards-based, research-aligned, culturally and academically respectful, grounded in the strengths and needs of the individual student, and surrounded by supportive school culture, we believe we have laid the groundwork for ELL academic success."

Click on the link below to access the assigned reading.


A Guide to Supporting English Language Learners Located at: Project: EL Education License: Custom License Details: Except as expressly provided to the contrary, EL invites noncommercial use of its publications, resources, presentations, learning tools, professional development tools, and collection of student work.