Learn More About the ELL Program
There are more than 20 English Language Learners (ELLs) receiving direct ESL services in grades Pre-K- 8th grade in Shelburne Community School and Charlotte Community School.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher provides service and support to the ELL students as much as possible, but English Language Learners spend most of their school day in their classrooms. Teachers, with the assistance from the ESL teacher, adapt and accommodate class work so ELLs can access the grade level curriculum/content subject area in a meaningful way.
Collection of resources designed to help teachers teach ELLs in the mainstream classrooms:
Teaching Language and Literacy
Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6
Learn about how to teach reading to ELLs in grades 4-6, specifically how to make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. A presentation with Nonie Lesaux and moderator Delia Pompa.
Teaching English Language Learners to Read
In a webcast from Colorin Colorado, featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderon, and Fred Genesee and moderator Delia Pompa, the presentation reviews some of the recommendations of the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth.
NCTE Elementary English Language Learner
A collection of articles and resources published by NCTE.
What does research tell us about teaching reading to English language learners?
An article by Suzanne Irujo in Jan/Feb 2007 issue of ELL Outlook reviews the highlights of the report by the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth on how to improve literacy outcomes of ELLs.
Reading Research and English Language Learners
Article by Beth Antunez on the Reading Rockets website.
Teaching Math to English Learners: Can Research Help?
Article by Suzanne Irujo for ELL Outlook (Apr/May 2007) on language factors, classroom discourse, and sociocultural issues that impact students in learning math.
Essential Elements of Science Instruction for English Learners
ELL WIDA/VERMONT LANGUAGE DOMAIN LEVELS
COLLECTION OF OTHER ELL/ESL WEBSITES
ELL/ESL LISTENING WEBSITE