English Language Learners (ELL) face demanding academic and cognitive requirements across content areas and grade levels. Adding writing to that mixture can be even more daunting! This guide and its companion, Response to Literature for English Language Learners, provide ELL teachers and their students with strategies to build writing skills. With the Jane Schaffer Academic Writing terminology, color-coding, and four-level scaffolded approach, students develop English language proficiency by communicating their new learning through writing.
This type of instruction is also known as English Learners (EL); Limited English Proficient (LEP), English as a Second Language (ESL); English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English Language Development (ELD); Emerging Bilingual (EB), and English as a New Language (ENL).