English Language Learners
September 05, 2014

New resource guides available on scaffolding instruction for English language learners (ELLs)

Source: Research and Educational Services
NYSED has posted two new resource guides for scaffolding instruction for English Language Learners: one for English Language Arts (ELA) and one for Mathematics. These resource guides have been developed by national experts in ELL instruction, Diane August and Diane Staehr Fenner, to provide ELL scaffolds for New York State that are aligned to the Common Core and include research-based instructional strategies for developing content and language with ELL students according to their level of English language proficiency.

The resource guides are aligned to the levels in New Language Arts Progressions and provide examples of how to apply the progressions to the EngageNY curriculum. The guides provide examples of lessons to develop optional curriculum modules on EngageNY, embedding research-based scaffolds into the lessons. The examples include instructions for teachers, actions for students, and additional resources to facilitate implementing each scaffolding technique.

The resource guides can be found at:

https://www.engageny.org/resource/scaffolding-instruction-english-language-learners-resource-guides-english-language-arts-and