Resource list provided by Matt Cochran


What:

1. Colorin Colorado! 

Overview: This bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners provides a spectrum of resources and videos from ELL Basics to Best Practice

Via Colorin Colorado


Why:

2. WIDA's Download Library

Overview:  WIDA resources detail the need to reach linguistically diverse students and provide a wide and deep variety of standards, assessments, relevant research.  Be sure to check out their Can Do Descriptors, to create learning environments based on what language learners can do.

Via WIDA


How:

3. English Language Learners

Overview: Through blogs and videos, this Edutopia resource provides a deep list of ways to optimize instruction to meet the needs of students who are learning English.

Via Edutopia


4. Larry Ferlazzo's English Website

Overview: If you're looking for rich and relevant English Language Learner resources, you've come to the right place.  Check out his nearly 8,000 categorized links to learn more on how to best support these learners.

By Larry Ferlazzo


5. ESL Students in Mainstream: 10 Online Resources for Teachers

Overview:  This list of 10 ESL resources includes quick teaching tips, support for mainstream teachers, and frequently asked questions. 

By Elena Shvidko via TESOL


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THIS RESOURCE LIST WAS PROVIDED BY:

  • Matt Cochran
  • English Language Teacher
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Twitter @CochranM90
  • Interesting Fact:  I love to travel! Last summer I spent two weeks in Greece and Italy and am currently planning on taking a trip to Germany, Austria, and Sweden in the summer of 2017.
  • Educational Interests:  English Language Learners, Educational Technology, & Children's Literature

"I change kids' lives by staying reflective and working to grow professionally to provide my students with research based and engaging instruction."

-Matt Cochran

Do you have other favorite resources to help support the needs of English learners?  Share your comments below.



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