5 Distance Learning Resources for English Language Learners
1. Blended Learning Mega Bundle for ELL Newcomers
A question I know many of you are asking is, "what materials can you start the year with that will seamlessly transfer when you go back into the classroom?" The Blended Learning Mega Bundle is your answer! These resources will give you daily lesson plans to know what to teach your ELL Newcomers PLUS provides digital supports for online classroom activities and independent work.
2. Digital Centers for Older ELLs
Another question I'm frequently asked is, "Do you have materials for older ELLs? Something that isn't too babyish?" And the answer is yes: the Digital Centers for Older ELLs! The real-life photographs along with the video mini-lessons, voiced over slides, and focus on all 4 language domains in every lesson will take the guesswork out of what to teach your newcomer group, and what activities to give them independently.
3. Monthly Speaking and Writing Cards
I would recommend your number one focus on supporting ELLs online is to provide as many opportunities as possible for them to practice speaking. Especially since the majority of ELLs will be working in homes where the parents do not speak English, the classroom sessions have to be a place where ELLs are talking a lot! These Monthly Speaking and Writing Cards will provide you with a different picture and set of vocabulary words for every single day of the year! They are also available through Google Classroom or PDF and will allow you to do a quick conversation warm-up at the beginning of every class.
4. Digital Lesson Plan Templates
Plan for online differentiated lessons in minutes with these drag and drop templates. This is a growing collection of templates that will help you make sure you are adding in all the supports ELLs need in a lesson but will help you quickly plan for it. Templates include building background, vocabulary, language objective, front-loading, and more!
5. Listen and Learn
Are you looking for homework you can assign you ELLs that you can check in on their progress, but also provide an activity that won't cause frustration? The Listen and Learn Listening Comprehension Centers are 3 levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) where students will strengthen their listening through vocabulary activities. These are digital or printable with a QR code, and will provide engaging activities for all levels of ELLs!
Need all of these resources?
If all of these resources sound like they are what you need to successfully teach in the blended classroom this year, then you will want to check out the Ultimate Bundle of Blended Learning Resources for ELLs. All of the resources above (minus the Digital Centers for Older ELLs) PLUS more are included in this Ultimate Bundle! You'll find 43 products that will help you support your ELLs both online and in person for the entire year. Take out the guesswork, stress, and overwhelm so you can enjoy your students and teaching again!
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