Scaffolding ELA EngageNY Instruction for English Language Learners/Multilingual Language Learners

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Specialists at the Center for English Language Learners at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have developed routines and scaffolds for English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Language Learners (MLLs) who are using English language arts lessons developed by Core Knowledge, Expeditionary Learning and Public Consulting Group for EngageNY. Additionally AIR specialists have developed two units from the ground--Expeditionary Learning Units: Grade 7: Module 4a: Unit 1–This Is Your Brain Plugged In and Module 4b: Unit 1–Water is Life. 

Although all students will need support at the word, sentence, and text levels to meet the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards, ELLs/MLLs will benefit from additional support because they are simultaneously learning language and content in a new language (National Academies of Sciences, 2017).

Overview of Resources

  • Lesson Exemplars Skills and Routines Grades K-2
  • Lesson Exemplars Grades 3-9
  • Introduction Background and Vocabulary Exemplars Grades 3-9
  • Introduction Sampler(s)
  • Introduction Units
  • Introduction Professional Development Units

UPDATE October 3, 2018: All materials are currently available from the ZIP file under downloadable resources. We are currently working on integrating these documents onto appropriate pages on EngageNY to facilitate educators use of these materials.

Downloadable Resources

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