ELL Standards Support
Inspired by the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your ELL instruction.
Share authentic depictions of the experiences of authors and illustrators, allowing students to see themselves in professionals' accounts.
Build background knowledge and preteach using author movies and book readings.
- Provide students with insight into the complexity of Rosa la Bayamesa's and Cuba's struggle through a decades-long war by sharing Margarita Engle's Meet-the-Author Recording.
Create a language-rich environment using paired texts to provide additional context for new information.
Extend understanding and provide perspective and information with Meet-the-Author Recordings:
Develop vocabulary and teach academic language with vocabulary resources for the books you teach.
1. Referenced from "TESOL Pre-K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards Framework." Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, www.tesol.org/docs/books/bk_prek-12elpstandards_framework_318.pdf?sfvrsn=2.