"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."
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A Guide to Supporting English Language Learners Located at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/a-guide-to-supporting-english-language-learners-2012/view 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.