Today's teachers have immediate access to online resources for supporting ELLs in the classroom. However, they often lack the time to sift through the abundance of information and quickly locate what is needed, when it is needed. A well-organized toolkit for thoughtfully selected ELL teacher resources can not only enhance personal professional productivity but can also be shared with colleagues to promote best practices in working with ELLs.
Imagine because of the work your ELL task force has done, teachers are now expressing a desire to implement ELL best practices in their classrooms and are asking for a way to access and share resources to help them. You volunteer to create a toolkit for ELL teacher resources.
Part 1: Toolkit
Using a web-based platform or application (e.g., Canva, Padlet, Evernote, Trello), create a toolkit for professional practice to collect, store, and organize resources for teaching ELLs.
Conduct research and select 10-12 resources (articles, websites, etc.) for the three required ELL topics listed below and two additional topics of your choice.
For each resource include (1) the citation, (2) a brief description of the resource, and (3) how the resource supports research-based best practices in working with ELLs.
Choose from the following topics for your ELL toolkit. Consider adding to this toolkit throughout future coursework for your professional use.
- Supportive Learning Environments for ELLs
- Instructional Strategies for ELLs
- Technology and ELLs
Additional Topic Ideas (or create your own topic related to ELL best practices)
- Applying Language Acquisition Theories
- English Language Proficiency Levels
- First/Native Language or Multilingualism
- Cultural Considerations
- Socio-Emotional Needs
- ELL Lesson Planning and Assessment
- Language and Literacy
- Content Area (e.g., mathematics, science, English language arts, social studies, the arts)
Part 2: Reflection
In 150-250 words, reflect on how you plan to provide culturally and linguistically supportive learning environments, implement effective instructional strategies, and incorporate the use of technology to promote ELLs’ learning in the classroom.
Support your reflection with 2-3 scholarly resources.
Submit your reflection, resources, and a link to your toolkit in a single document.
While APA Style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.