Supporting English Language Learners

*For ESOL Praxis Exam Prep Resources- scroll to bottom of page*

Kansas

KSDE ESOL & Title III -- Kansas program guidelines and resources
Kansas English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
Kansas ELPA21 Assessment - taking the place of KELPA
KELPA and KELPA-P training podcasts


ELP and Content Standards Connections


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- ELPD Framework and visual


Standards-Related Research & Reading

Language and Culture

Social vs Academic Language - Understanding BICS and CALP - Video
Around the World from Time for Kids - learn about countries around the world
Global Guide to Culture, Customs, & Etiquette
8 Cultural Differences Between America and Other Countries
Understanding Cultural Differences in Behavior


Teaching and Learning Resources

Colorin Colorado - GREAT resource! Go there now and bookmark this one.
Teaching ELLs: Effective Instructional Practices - free online course from Vanderbilt University
Challenges for ELL's in the Content Areas -reading, math, science, social studies
ELL Wiki and ESL Website- two great resources for teaching ELLs
Internet4classrooms - teaching resources aligned to Common Core
Supporting ELL's -videos and resources for K-12 from Ontario
Resources to support adult English Language Learners
Teaching in a Multilingual Classroom - Teaching Channel video
Academic Conversations with ELLs - Teaching Channel video
Lessons from Understanding Language at Stanford University

Apps & Digital Tools

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Picture Dictionary Apps (list)
Internet Picture Dictionary and here
Apps for Diverse English Language Learners
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) - Books from around the world in 20 languages
ABC Mouse (multiple versions/apps info)
Early learning curriculum for reading, math, science
MindWhiz - Vocabulary games
Our Story - Create, record, read, and share stories
ESL Tests - Check your English language knowledge
Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary
ESL Cyber Listening Lab
50 Incredibly Useful Links for ELL Educators

National ESOL Organizations and Professional Resources

TESOL Resource Center and online courses
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) resources, lesson plans and activities
ELL Education Policy
MidTESOL

SCKESC ESOL PLC - Shared Resources

The Service Center at Clearwater (SCKESC) - ESOL/Title III webpage
PLC Dropbox (Link to Dropbox; PLC members only)


ESOL PRAXIS Test Resources

General
ETS - Test Registration and Study Materials
Praxis Frequently Asked Questions from SCKESC workshop participants
XAMOnline ESOL Praxis Study Guide Book plus audio files for practice tests
XAMOnline Diagnostic Test
ESL Praxis Prep Wiki from North Carolina
Quizlet study guides & flash cards

Foundations of Linguistics & Language Learning

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) - chart
Introduction to Consonants and Vowels - videos from Visible Speech
IPA videos from NativLang and English Language Club -videos explaining the IPA chart
Phonetics: The Sounds of American English (interactive site) iPad App Android App (paid - 2.99)
Sounds: The Pronunciation App (free and great for test prep practice) - iPad/iPhone Android/Google
The Ling Space - educational videos about linguistics topics
American English Pronunciation Dictionary site
Phonology - IPA Consonants Chart -General American Consonants
IPA and The Sounds of English
IPA Transcriber - turn your text into phonetics
Type IPA - type IPA phonetic symbols
Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary
Cambridge Translation Dictionaries (multiple languages)
Glossary of terms for linguistics and language learning
Stages of Second Language Acquisition: watch video explaining the five stages, view clip of students at each stage, read a description
Social vs Academic Language - read about BICS and CALP (scroll to bottom for clip of student), watch video of Dr. Cummins explaining BICS and CALP
English Grammar & Usage Review - Easy illustrated review (e-book), App,
Parts of Speech -poster
Discourse Patterns (Kaplan) Discourse Patterns article

Planning, Implementing, & Managing Instruction

Teaching ELLs: Effective Instructional Practices - free online course from Vanderbilt University
Teaching in a Multilingual Classroom - Teaching Channel video, shows examples of several teaching methods
Second Language Teaching Methods - brief review of common teaching approaches/methods
Vgotsky -Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) - video

Cultural and Professional Aspects of Teaching ELLs

Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know - Online learning module from IRIS (one hour)
Around the World from Time for Kids - learn about countries around the world
Global Guide to Culture, Customs, & Etiquette
8 Cultural Differences Between America and Other Countries
Understanding Cultural Differences in Behavior

Legal Rights and Obligations
Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learners and their Parents/Guardians -
Legal obligations of schools, from USDE & OCR
Ensuring ELLs Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally -Legal obligations of schools, from USDE & OCR
Communicating with Parents and Guardians -Legal obligations of schools, from USDE & OCR
Summary of key laws and responsibilities
Frequently asked questions