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EDU 132 – Bilingual Social Studies - Textbook

Module 1: What do teachers need to know about students who are learning to speak English?

Objectives

This module has two objectives:

  1. Learn and define the concept of “English language learners”, understand their familiarity with English, School Experiences, and the influence of socioeconomic status in ELL students language acquisition. 

  2. learn ways on how to support, and enhance language and literacy skill development for all children and youth and respond appropriately to the individualized ELD needs of non-native speakers of English.

Who are English Learners

An English Language Learner is anyone, of any age, whose first (or native) language is not English and is currently learning English. Usually, this term is used in the US for students (K-12 and post-secondary) whose first language is not English.

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners: Effective Instructional Practices

This resource helps teachers understand second language acquisition, the importance of academic English, and instructional practices that will enhance learning for English Learners.

Supporting English Language Learners

"This document is designed to give you, classroom teachers, reading specialists, ESL specialists, instructional leaders, and anyone working either directly or indirectly with English learners, key information about how English language learner (ELL) instruction is designed and built into the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum, and the principles that underlie it. While classroom teachers spend the most time with ELLs, all educational personnel must be knowledgeable about the needs of ELLs so that the kinds of supports, materials, and assessments provided create a coherent support system for ELLs. This guide will give you a good understanding of what makes this curriculum unique and valuable to ELLs."

Sharing Our Knowledge

Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8

Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8

This course provides knowledge and skills in supporting English Language Development and Inclusive Learning throughout Out-of-School (OST) environments. Educators learn learn to welcome, support, and enhance language and literacy skill development for all children and youth and respond appropriately to the individualized ELD needs of non-native speakers of English.

Attribution

Who are English Learners

Source: Ray Williams
Located at: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/63762/overview
License: Creative Commons Attribution

Teaching English Language Learners

Source: The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Supporting English Language Learners
Source: "Supporting English Language Learners" created by EL Education. See EL Education "Terms of Use" for full usage guidelines.

Sharing Our Knowledge
Source: Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools by Nadia Prokopchuk, Collection Editor
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8

Source: Elise Scott, Susan Vinovrski, Mary Lu Love, Melanie Maxham. (Aug 28, 2014). BOSTnet 2. Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8, UMass Boston OpenCourseware.

License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Copyright 2014, by the Contributing Authors.