English Learner Resources and Support in Georgia

With an approximate ELL enrollment of 5.5% among grades K-12, Georgia has 94,034 English Language Learners in the state public school system as of years 2012-2013. 78.2% of ELL students in Georgia speak Spanish, followed by Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese representing the most common languages spoken by the families of these students. The following is a list of useful resources … Read More

A School Library Can Support ELL Families

Libraries have historically been multi-faceted organizations which offer not only books and media, but access to community programs and cultural experiences. There is now a growing trend in public schools in which school librarians, classroom teachers, and ELL teachers are using the library as a meeting and activity venue for ELL families. It can be challenging for ELL parents and … Read More

The Discouraging Shortage of Quality Resources for English Learners

Public schools across the country are already faced with budget shortfalls and a decreasing number of quality reading materials and access to digital resources for all students. But the problem is much more significant for English Language Learners, as educators must routinely contend with trying to create an appropriate curriculum with teaching resources that are lacking in adequate content. The … Read More

State of Arizona Informational ELL Resources

The state of Arizona had 91,382 ELL students enrolled in grades K-12 during the 2012-13 academic year, making up 8.4% of the school population. Among those children, Spanish was spoken by a large majority at 70.5%, with Arabic, Navajo, Vietnamese, and Somali making up the balance of the top five languages currently spoken by non-English speaking students. The following is … Read More

How to Write a Children’s Book for Elementary Students

How to Write a Children’s Book for Elementary Students If you are thinking about writing a high-quality children’s book for elementary school students, it’s important that you consider your audience. Children of different ages and abilities can absorb, be read to, and independently read different levels of books. Elementary school is a time when children pass through several stages of … Read More

Promoting an Anti-Bias Curriculum in Elementary Schools

Today’s world reflects many faces. Implementing a curriculum that acknowledges and supports the significant diversities among culture, race, gender, and socioeconomics, just to name a few, in elementary schools fosters a positive development of tolerance from a young age. Children can be perfectly blunt in their assessments and they are able to perceive differences between people who are like them … Read More

ELL Support and Programs in Nevada

With an approximate ELL enrollment of 17.4% among grades K-12, Nevada has 77,559 English Language Learners in the state public school system as of years 2012-2013. 79.5% of ELL students in Nevada speak Spanish, with Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic making up the majority of the common languages spoken throughout the state. The following is a list of useful resources … Read More

Creating a Diverse Library at Schools

Library services that cater to children are in danger of becoming obsolete without turning a keen eye toward diversifying their collections. The world today has never been more culturally diverse and, as the country embraces so many different customs and values of people from all around the world, it’s important that our school libraries reflect these rich ancestries and traditions. … Read More

What is Multicultural Literature and Why the Importance?

Children are like small sponges. They absorb everything. Books can have the most significant impact on a child’s mind as it allows them to unleash the full power of their imagination. Reading is among the most enduring influences on shaping a child’s social conscience and world view; therefore, it is essential that a child has access to literature that presents … Read More

The Very Real Barriers to Education for Hispanics in the United States

Hispanics make up the single largest population of immigrants currently living in the United States, with a majority of that group aged 25-62 born outside of its borders. For children of these individuals our country’s public education system can be tough to navigate and they are often at a disadvantage when compared to their U.S born peers of both Hispanic … Read More