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What can educators do to make English language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students feel welcome within the school community? Here are some of our most popular resources on the topic, along with related resour
One of the most important steps to building a positive relationship with ELLs is to learn to pronounce students' and families' names correctly. It is also critical to make sure that students' names are spelled correctly when entered in school databases. We have some strategies and tools for learning new names below, as well as tips on how to ensure that student names are written and spelled correctly.
One of the most important steps that teachers can take to help their English language learners (ELLs) succeed is also one of the most basic: getting to know their students. Even students at the beginning stages of learning English can share information about their families and experiences. Learn how to get started from the ideas in these resources.
These resources offer educators ideas for building upon ELLs' strengths and experiences, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, and celebrating diversity through children's literature.
English language learners can face a number of difficult situations at a young age, such as moving to a new country, trying to fit into a new school, and learning a different language. ELLs may also have responsibilites in their families for younger siblings, for contributing to the family by working, or for translating for their parents. In addition, special populations may face traumatic experiences. These resources provide guidance on how to help address some of these needs and considerations for students of different ages.
What do students have to say about their experiences and hopes for the future? Get a first-hand look from these essays and videos.
The following multimedia resources offer classroom materials and lesson plans for all ages about the topic of immigration in the United States. We also include a list of related booklists below. Classroom materials on the topic of family separations at the border are available in this updated resource section.