The Cooperative Learning
The Cooperative Learning Center at the University of Minnesota conducts research on and develops resources for the many aspects of cooperative learning.
ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students
This document is part of a long-term project by TESOL to improve classroom practice and the quality of education for English language learners.
Joint Productive Activity (JPA)
The Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) presents guidelines, standards, and indicators for joint productive activity, a cross-cultural strategy to facilitate learning.
Paso Partners - Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language: A Bilingual Instructional Program
This website offers educators of K-grade 3 students easy access to a bilingual curriculum and resource guide. Useful resources include how to access students prior knowledge, integrating math, science and language, and vocabulary in Spanish and
English. The selected bibliography is slightly dated.
What Teachers Need to Know About Language
This document opens the discussion surrounding the gap
that exists between the number of English language learners in the United States
and the preparation of teachers in educating those students. Lily Wong Fillmore
and Catherine Snow argue that teacher preparation programs should prepare teachers
in a more systematic way by providing training in the area of educational linguistics.
The paper is theoretical in nature and does not offer concrete suggestions,
but does provide a limited glossary of linguistic terms. (Note: to access this
publication from the ERIC Database , select "title" in the search function,
and then type in the document title, and click on the "search" button. Then
scroll down to the description of this publication in the search results and
click on the title to download.)
Working With English Language Learners:
Strategies for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
This source, compiled in 1994, offers jargon-free instructional strategies for teachers who are not specifically trained to work with English language learners (ELLs). Teachers looking for more in-depth discussion regarding the topics presented (i.e., cultural differences, theories and methods of second language acquisition) will find it limited in that area. However, a good overview of some of the issues related to educating ELLs.