RESEARCH AND PRACTICES

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School What Works Clearing House, Educator's Practice Guide Includes vocabulary, reading and writing strategies.

Reading Instruction for ELLs Colorin Colorado Resources, See grade level option for reports. Don't miss Best Practices: Reading Instruction

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners:Report of the National Literacy Panelon Language-Minority Children and Youth

Effective English Literacy Instruction for English Learners: A Focus on the Upper Grades, Diane August Center for Applied Linguistics, Slides from PowerPoint Research modeled with Science example
Reading K-3 Considerations for English Language Learners Teaching Diverse Learners

Reading 101 for English Language Learners By: Kristina Robertson (2009) Colorin Colorado

Research on Teaching Reading to ELLs Jim Cummins, Pedagogies for the Poor? Realigning Reading Instruction for Low-Income Students With Scientifically Based Reading Research — ED

Teaching Diverse Learners -- Reading: Grades K-3 LAB AT BROWN offers specific suggestions for teaching emergent literacy to ELLs

A Narrow Bridge to Academic Reading This article by Nancy Haliday discusses different ways to use narrow readings and explains the benefit of selecting such readings for ELLs.

READING STRATEGIES

Comprehension Strategies for English Language LearnersBy: Colorín Colorado (2007)
Comprehension Strategies, not ELL specific, but the site contains information on the six comprehension strategies known as: making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance and synthesizing.

Annotated List of Graphic Organizers and Reading Strategies This is an EXCELLENT annotated list of both graphic organizers and reading strategies.This is an elementary site but a K-12 district, and the resources are very appropriate for older learners, some primarily for older learners.


Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies English Language Arts Reading Literature ****Grades K-5****, not ESL specific but Illinois support for Common Core. Resource for strategies, scaffolding with very helpful graphic organizers. Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies English & Language Arts Reading Informational Text **Grades 6-12**


THIEVES A Strategy for Reading Informational Text
ReadWriteThink Outstanding resource for reading, writing, and thinking strategies. Not ESL specific. This link is to THIEVES lesson and template

Study Guides and Strategies Many strategies and resources. This link to SQ3R, a strategy for content readings.

103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading By: Jim Burke Not ESL specific, but appropriate.

Summarization Strategies Resources collected by West Virginia Dept of Ed.

Literacy Links These are resources collected by J Gordon in her "favorites" as a resource for educators. Many were recommended by teachers in methods courses (credit given if submitted by course participants.)


READING LESSONS/UNITS FOR FREE: Integration of Great Strategies


ELA Unit Video Release in Partnership with Teaching Channel & Denver Public Schools!
See this new six-part video series showcasing an exemplar unit that focuses on ELA instruction for middle school English Language Learners. This showcases a 5-week lesson plan on Persuasion and includes scaffolding use of complex texts. Videos plus all resources to teach the unit. Rec. by Tricia Blanco, JGordon agrees.

ReadWorks.Org MUST SEE, Not ESL specific, but outstanding K-6 free lessons/units, many lessons appropriate for sec. ELs. See the K-6 skill lessons and Comprehension units. Common Core aligned

The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly


CRITICAL LITERACY

Critical Literacy in the 21st Century Be sure to see the Cultural Connections and Writing for Change

Song Lyrics as Texts to Develop Critical Literacy Carol V. Lloyd