Resources for Teachers

    Helpful Websites
    A bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners. 
    Engaging, non-fiction picture books to support beginning readers. Books are narrated orally in English and a variety of other languages. 

    Digital Books in many different languages. 
    Recommended Reading
    Education Week's Blog about news and policy regarding the education of ELLs. 

    Teaching Tolerance is a website, blog, and magazine for educators that care about diversity, equity and justice. The magazine articles are available to download. 
    New York State Regulations
    Blueprint for English Language Learner Success
    This Blueprint was developed as a statewide framework in New York. The goal is to clarify expectations for administrators, policymakers, and teachers to prepare ELL students for success, beginning in Prekindergarten, and to lay the foundation for college and career readiness. These principles are intended to provide guidance, resources, and support to districts, schools, and teachers, as well as to promote a better understanding and appreciation of English as a New Language (ENL).
    Screening, Identification and Placement of ELLs

    NYS Commissioner's Regulations Part 154 describes the identification process that districts are required to implement in order to determine if a student is an English Language Learner when a student initially enrolls or reenters a New York State (NYS) public school.

    This flowchart explains the process in a simplified format.

    NYS Requirements for ENL Programs

    NYSUT Fact Sheet