This practical guide helps ensure that the English language learners (ELLs) in your districts and schools reach the same high core-content standards as the rest of the student population. It shows teachers how to differentiate core content-area instruction for ELLs at different levels of English language development (ELD), thus allowing them to design appropriate instruction for the culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classes. The book offers explicit guidance on how to differentiate expectations for students at each proficiency level, based on a firm understanding of student capabilities at each level of language proficiency. Key features in the guide include the following:
The accompanying flip chart of strategies may be used in the classroom for easy reference.