Teaching Diverse Learners
Sheltered English Instruction
The following resources provide mainstream teachers with strategies for enhancing learning opportunities for diverse learners. These resources address the areas of language, culture, and content instruction for specific groups of diverse learners.
Content-ESL Across the USA: A Training Packet.
A series of 15 guides is presented in a training packet as a resource for elementary teachers of English language learners. This project was produced collaboratively by NCBE and the ERIC Clearing House on Urban Education.
Enhancing the Communication Skills of Newly Arrived Asian American Students
This article recognizes the challenges that may exist between Asian/Pacific newcomer students and teachers who may be unfamiliar with Asian/Pacific cultures. Strategies are suggested to improve communication in the classroom and to encourage communication with newcomer families.
Integrating Language and Culture in Middle School American History Classes
The author presents a detailed guide for designing an American history class for middle school ELL students by combining language and content instruction.
Working With English Language Learners:
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.