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Guides and Resources for Educators of ELLs

Resources to help educators with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).


NYSITELL Information

2018 Edition - NYSITELL PowerPoint Presentation

Nancy King Wang, NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

Abòde Bezwen Aprantisaj Sosyal Emosyonèlelèv K Ap Aprann Angle Oswa K Ap Aprann Plizyè Lang
Nicole B. Rosefort and Jessie Cadeau, NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

 Academic Vocabulary List by Mark Davies and Dee Gardner, Brigham Young University

Addressing the Social Emotional Learning Needs of ELLs/MLLs
Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Nancy King Wang, Dec. 4, 2018

Advancing the Academic Listening & Writing Abilities of Grades 3-8 Transitioning & Expanding ELLs 
Nancy Cloud, Jan. 23, 2017

Advancing the Academic Listening & Writing Abilities of High School Transitioning & Expanding ELLs 
Nancy Cloud, Nov. 14, 2016

Advancing the Academic Literacy of Emerging and Transitioning ELLs in Grades 6-12
Nancy Cloud, Jan. 22, 2018

Ann Makonnen Estanda yo ak Enstriksyon nan Lang Matènèl la / Weaving the Standards and Home Language Instruction (PowerPoint)
Myriam Augustin, Oct. 27, 2018

Art as a Tool for Teachers of ELLs   

Best Practices for High School ELL Programming - Yolanda Delgado‐Villao, Nov. 7, 2017

Bilingual Common Core Progressions: ELL Bi-Literacy Development
Patricia Velasco, Nov. 1, 2016
Elementary and Middle School Presentation  |  High School Presentation 
Handout 1  |  Handout 2a and 2b  |  English Language Developmet - Guidelines for Instruction
The Role of Background Knowledge in the Implementation of Standard 10 for Reading
NLAP RI Grade K  |  NLAP RI Grade 4  |  NLAP RI Grades 9-10 

Bilingual Education in the United States: A Bumpy Road
Ron Woo, March 2, 2017
This was a presentation at the NYSABE's 40th Annual Conference

Bilingual Pupil Services - Professional Development - SIFE & ENTERING/EMERGING STUDENTS ENL/MATH
Archangelo Joseph, Jan. 11, 2019

Bilingual Study Notes for Elementary Science and Social Studies

Biliteracy From the Start: Literacy Squared In Action

Building Oral Academic Language & Moving Transitioning & Expanding ELLs Towards Complex Writing (Grades 1-5) - Nancy Cloud, Feb. 28, 2018

Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) 

Co-Teaching for ELLs

Co-Teaching for ELLs (Grades 9-12) - Yolanda Delgado‐Villao & Gloria M. Ortiz, Feb. 1, 2017

Cómo Atender Las Necesidades De Aprendizaje Social Y Emocional De Su Hijo
Yolanda Delgado-Villao y Clotilde Santana-Eccardi, NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

CR Part 154 Documents 

Creating Dual Language / Bilingual Education Programs To Ensure Strong Language & Literacy Development In Both Languages
Session 1 - Ensuring the Development of Both Languages through Careful Planning, Flexible Grouping & Teaching Strategies that Promote the Active Participation of All Students w/ Nancy Cloud
Download the PowerPoint Presentation
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education - Third Edition
Translanguaging in Curriculum and Instruction: A CUNY­‐NYSIEB Guide for Educators
The Two-Way Immersion Toolkit 
Nancy Cloud, Jan. 7, 2020

Creating Language-Rich Classrooms for Secondary ELLs Around the Hallmarks of Advanced Literacies Instruction (Grades 6-12)
Nancy Cloud, Nov. 5, 2019

Dwa Paran ak Defans pou Pitit ki se Elèv k ap Aprann angle kòm nouvo Lang
Nicole Rosefort & Myriam Augustin, 2019 NYSED Parent Conference, Oct. 22, 2019

Designing lessons that integrate content and language objectives in the literacy classroom
Myriam Augustin & Archangelo Joseph, Jan. 11, 2019

Edutopia - Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners

Effective Practices for Holistically Educating English Language Learners in New York State 

ELLs Screening, Identification, & Placement Process During Remote Learning - Fall 2020
Gloria Ortiz

English Language Learners and ESSA Accountability
Ron Woo, Director – NYS Language RBERN at NYU, ELL Think Tank at NYU, April 11, 2019
*ESSA Accountability Fact Sheet for Teachers

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

FAQs on Incorporating ELL/MLL Progress into the NYSED Accountability System using a Transition Matrix

Glossaries and Instructional Materials 

Haitian Creole Language Arts Curriculum Project (Grades K-5)
Introduction | Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5  

Home Language Questionaire (HLQ)

How Can Parents of ELLs/MLLs Provide Social Emotional Learning Support to Their Children to Facilitate Both Academic and Life Success?
NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

Immigrant Student Data Collection Guidance as of February 8, 2018

Integrated ENL: Programming for ELLs - Ron Woo, April 21, 2016

Introduction of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (in Korean)
Hyunjoo Kwon, January 7, 2017

Junior High School: Starting the Path to the Seal of Biliteracy in Korean
Hyunjoo P Kwon, NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

Language and Culture Guides 
Concise descriptions of the languages and cultures our students bring with them - with great tips for educators.
ArabicNY Arab-American Demographic Sheet, Bengali, Burmese, Burma Facts, Chinese, French, Haitian, Karen, Karen Cultural Tips & Trends, Korean, Native American, Russian, Somali, Urdu

Maximizing Language Development in Integrated ENL/Content Area Classes (Grades 6-12)
Nancy Cloud, April 24, 2017

Maximizing Language Development During Integrated ENL Classes (Grades 6-12)
Nancy Cloud, Nov. 20, 2017

Math Best Practices: Designing & Delivering Effective Lessons for (ELLs) Grades 3-5 
Archangelo Joseph & Marie-Alix Emmanuel, Nov. 2, 2018

Math Best Practices: Scaffolding through the Pillars of School Mathematics Grades 6-8 
Archangelo Joseph & Marie-Alix Emmanuel, Nov. 16, 2018

Math Best Practices: Scaffolding Content & Language for ELLs in the Math Classrooms
Archangelo Joseph & Marie-Alix Emmanuel, Jan. 28, 2019

Metro Center’s Language RBE-RN Launches Project CREBA in Haiti
Archangelo Joseph, August 2017

New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)

New York State Teacher Certification Requirements 
Nancy King Wang, Dec. 2017

New York State Seal of Biliteracy

Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Resources List

Pathways to Obtain Additional Certification in Bilingual Education and/or TESOL 

Promising Instructional Practices for Secondary English Language Learners (Grade 7-12) 

Planning Effective ENL Instruction K-8 
View the first day presentationView the second day presentation
Nancy Cloud, June 29-30, 2017

Resource Guide for Educating Refugee Children and Youth in New York State 2010

Resource Guide for the Education of New York State Students from Caribbean Countries Where English is the Medium of Instruction   

Road to New York State Teacher Certification
Nancy King Wang, March 16, 2019

Roadmap to College for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners  

Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) Resources

SIFE in Our Classrooms: Best Practices for their Success - Session 1
Myriam Augustin & Dr. Maria V. Diaz, Nov. 13, 2018

SIFE in Our Classrooms: Best Practices for their Success - Session 2
Myriam Augustin & Dr. Maria V. Diaz, Jan. 22, 2019

SIFE in Our Classrooms: Best Practices for their Success
Myriam Augustin, Dr. Maria V. Diaz, and Gloria Ortiz, NYSABE Conference, March 21, 2019

Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG)
The Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG) was developed as an initiative of the NYC Department of Education’s Office of English Language Learners (OELL). It represents a consensus among a Native Language Arts (NLA) core group of Spanish-language educators and administrators, and is the first integration of its kind of all four New York State Language Learning Standards: Native Language Arts (NLA), English Language Arts (ELA), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). 

Suggested Spanish Literature and Reading Books for Grades K-12

Supplementary American History Reading Materials in Chinese 

Support for Haitian Creole Teachers in HLA Instruction
Myriam Augustin

Supporting Entering & Emerging ELLs in Accessing Grade Level Content in Integrated ELA and Content Area Classes (Grade 5-12)
Nancy Cloud, April 8, 2019

Teaching Math to ELLs:  Resources and Strategies for Teachers
Nancy Cloud, Oct. 30, 2018

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas in Grades 1-5: Strategies That Work
Nancy Cloud, Jan. 23, 2019

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas in Grades 6-12: Strategies That Work
Nancy Cloud, Nov. 14, 2018

Template for Content Area and English as a New Language Planning

Translation Services

Unpacking the Bilingual Common Core Progressions to Enhance the Home Language Arts Classroom: Grades 3-8 - Maria V. Diaz & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi, Feb. 16, 2017

Welcome to Our Schools Program - This program is designed by the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA) to ease the transition of refugee children into the elementary and secondary schools of New York State.


Chinese Language Arts Curriculum Project (Secondary School Level) - Designed to provide educators with a guide which contains the suggested benchmarks, scope and sequence and performance tasks (indicators) which are essential to the development of proficiency in the Chinese language.

Directory of Spanish Instructional Materials and Resources - The purpose of this directory is to assist schools with Spanish bilingual programs in identifying the best possible instructional materials currently available in Spanish.