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The Model Matters: Addressing the Issues of ELL Education

by Lindsey Joyce on April 20, 2016

The education of English Language Learners (ELLs) is one of the most pressing issues currently facing K-12 schools. While popular media generally portrays ELL issues as concentrated along border states, research shows that “the highest growth in ELL populations include Wyoming, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama.” In these and other states, one in ten students is new to the English language, but despite the growing rate of ELLs, not all classrooms are prepared to meet their needs.

Compounding the issue are the various teaching approaches used to meet the needs of ELL students. There are four instructional models that can be used to support second language development, and the anticipated results of each are different. There is no best or one-size-fits-all model that will meet the needs of every ELL student across the country. As a result, it is up to schools and districts to consider which ELL model will be the best fit for their students. So where should educators begin, and how can they decide which model to implement?

To aid educators in identifying the best ELL model for their students, we’ve written the e-book The Model Matters! What Approach Speaks to Your English Learners? This e-book covers the four ELL models and their anticipated results and provides the tools to help educators identify the best model for their needs.

Discover the right solution for your school or district by downloading the FREE e-book today. Click the image to download:

The Model Matters eBook

 

Topics: Teacher to Teacher