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English Language Learners

This guide contains resources for teachers of ESL students. These resources focus on language learning

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Elements of Second and Foreign Languages Teaching to Indigenous Learners of Canada

The book presents a theoretical framework for different second and foreign language didactics paradigms used today in second or foreign language teaching and describes practical procedures and techniques that can be used with Aboriginal learners with respect to their own language, identity, cultural values and traditions.

Show, Tell, Build

The book discusses the demands that academic language poses for ELs and ways to assess students' proficiency in English.

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools

This book supports teachers of all subject specialisms to consolidate their existing knowledge of language and shows them how to develop skills to use language to build subject knowledge at secondary level.

Enlivening Instruction with Drama and Improv

This engaging and complete resource has everything you need to bring drama and theatre techniques into the ESL, EFL, or World Language Classroom.

But Does This Work with English Learners?

This is a book on how to leverage our ELs' full linguistic repertoires in the ELA classroom, while remaining sensitive to those barriers that could restrict learning.

Identifying and Supporting Gifted English Language Learners

This book is a practical guide for identifying and supporting gifted English language learners (ELLs) based on research and firsthand teaching experience.

Powerful Practices for Supporting English Learners

This practical guide, grounded in compelling research and organized around essential questions and answers, is designed to help all educators build on their current competencies to authentically harmonize home languages and cultures in the classroom.

Literacy foundations for English learners

This practical text offers guidance on how to provide explicit, systematic instruction on language and literacy to English learners.

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