"Across the nation, CTE has not done an outstanding job of outreach to ELL
students," Bastoni says.
Further, as part of the literacy team, which included three language arts teachers and two ELD teachers, Sarah was deeply involved in decision making about reading and writing instruction and assessment, making sure that her colleagues were attentive to distinct needs of ELLs
in these areas.
Informed by this research, we employ instructional scenarios in our attempt to explore how preservice teachers reason about teaching mathematics to ELLs
in the elementary grades.
Regardless of this minor critique, this resource is a valuable contribution to the field, considering the increasing number of ELLs
across classrooms today.
Research on prereferral processes and impact on ELLs
also points to the importance of teacher knowledge of ESL pedagogy and second language acquisition (SLA) (Klingner & Edwards, 2006; Orosco & Klingner, 2010; Xu & Drame, 2007).
* Only 29% of ELLs
scored at or above the basic level in reading (versus 75% of the non-ELL population)
School Counselor Self-Efficacy with ELLs
. The researchers selected the School Counselor Self-Efficacy with ELLs
(SC-SELL) instrument (Paredes, 2009) to obtain information regarding school counselors' self-efficacy with ELLs
The Writing Center holds hours on a drop-in basis rather than by appointment, and when tutors are not busy with other clients, they can observe the tutoring sessions occurring in the ELL
Lab, providing them with a model for working with ELLs
who come to the Writing Center for assistance.
Including and legitimizing stories and other more "informal" means of communication as appropriate for the political arena benefits the political process and ELLs
. This is beneficial for the political process as it allows for the inclusion of different forms of information and knowledge as evidence or support for a position.
A major change facing schools in the United States today is the rapid growth of the English language learner (ELL
) population--students who immigrated to the u.s.
Thus, several outside sources verified that graduates of the secondary education teacher program were able to address the needs of ELLs
As a former teacher of ELLs
, I believe that mandating all teachers to be prepared to teach ELLs
is both promising and troubling.