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This video gives a seven step strategy for teaching ESL students. As the video states, these strategies can be used with all students, not just ELLs. The seven steps are: 1) Assess needs 2) Emphasize and foster a sense of belonging 3) Assign a buddy 4) Read and reread books aloud 5) Encourage family involvement 6) Foster cultural diversity 7) Keep track of student progress and encourage success.

Strategies for teaching ESL students in your Classroom

Reaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom - Can-Do modifiers **Many great specific strategies to use in the classroom on a google doc.

Reaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

This site offers five easy ways to make your classroom instruction more ELL-friendly: allow errors to pass, get visual, show empathy to your students, repeat yourself in varying ways, and invite use of students' first languages in the classroom.

This site offers five easy ways to make your classroom instruction more ELL-friendly: allow errors to pass, get visual, show empathy to your students, repeat yourself in varying ways, and invite use of students' first languages in the classroom.

This product includes a dozen two-page writing prompts (using photos in the public domain) for high-beginner and intermediate English Language Learners.

ESL Writing Activities Photo Prompts

This product includes a dozen two-page writing prompts (using photos in the public domain) for high-beginner and intermediate English Language Learners.

PBL for ELL - A high school teacher uses strategies such as collaborative grouping, service learning, and interdisciplinary curriculum with her class of English Language Learners to improve English/native language fluency and critical thinking skills.

Project Based Learning (PBL) for ELLs-use collaborative grouping, service learning, and interdisciplinary curriculum to improve English/native language fluency and critical thinking skills

Using sentence frames in a practical way to help your ELL or ENL students begin to master writing in a manner that will leave them feeling empowered!

Using Sentence Frames to Get ELL Students Writing

Using sentence frames in a practical way to help your ELL, ESL, or ENL students begin to master writing in a manner that will leave them feeling empowered! Great for use with your or grade students.

The facts your staff should know about English Language Learners and their familes (Teachingtolerance.org)

Language Instruction Strategies: The Teaching Tolerance website helps give teachers a better understanding of how to interact with ELL families.

Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom - Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

A great quick read to help teachers understand the best ways to to build vocabulary skills in ELL students. Great for use in content areas and ELA!

10 Ways to Build ELL Vocabulary Skills

ESL Language Instruction Strategies: A quick read to help new ELL teachers understand the best ways to to build vocabulary skills in ELL students. Excellent for use in content areas and ELA!

LMN Tree: Bright Ideas: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Working with ELL Students

Bright Ideas: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Working with ELL Students. This website has some great ideas for working with ELL students. As I have observed, I have seen a lot of ELL students. It amazes me how teachers work with these students!

POSTER: 7 MORE Great Ideas For Teaching ESL

ESL STUDENTS: 7 Great Ideas For Teaching ESL - can also be used as writing assignments for elementary students

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners

As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel is a video showcase-on the Web and TV-of inspiring teaching practices in America's public schools.

Peer to peer tutoring is an effective way for English Language Learners to grow multiple skills. See how one ELL Math class uses peer tutoring to help students with both Math and language development.