Welcome to English Language Learner Strategies

As defined by No Child Left Behind an English Language Learner (ELL) is anyone between the ages of three and twenty-one. These individuals experience difficulty with either reading, writing, speaking, or understanding the English language. This difficulty affects their ability to succeed in school and/or society. An English Language Learner can be an immigrant, a native born citizen, or someone whose primary language spoken within the home is not English.

Within the United States this is a rapidly growing population. Because of this, new teaching methods and materials must be acquired.

This website is a resource for teachers working with ELL students. The ideas presented in this site are modeled after the work of Erben, Ban, and Castaneda (2009). Provided are exemplary lesson plans that accommodate ELL's and infuse technology.

All plans are linked to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, address goals and objectives, and provide specific research based instructional strategies. Content, language, and cultural objectives are also addressed within these plans. Levels and types of instructional technology that will be incorporated into the lessons are categorized on a 9-point continuum which reflects the amount of student use of technology within the classroom.

Please use this resource as an example of how to differentiate lessons to maximize learning for a diverse group of learners.