http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/language-acquisition-overview Learning a second language is difficult and tackling writing is one of the most challenging aspects! This resource is great for explaining how kids learn to write in a new language!
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2017/01/response_an_ell_students_home_language_is_an_asset_not_a_barrier.html Many students come to school speaking another language. Sometimes, this is viewed as a barrier between the student and their English education. When educators view a second language as an asset, the entire school can benefit.
http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/teaching-spelling-english-language-learners The English spelling rules are so difficult, especially for ELL students! This is a great resource for approaching spelling with ELL students.
http://www.lexiophiles.com/uncategorized/the-relationship-between-language-and-culture It is generally agreed that language and culture are closely related. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression of culture. It is used to maintain and convey culture and cultural ties. Language provides us with many of the categories we use for expression of our thoughts, so it is therefore natural to assume... Continue Reading →
Many advocates, policymakers, and researchers now recognize that a strong start requires more than just a year of pre-K. Research shows that promoting children’s success starts with helping parents recognize the importance of loving interactions and “conversations” with their babies. http://www.shankerinstitute.org/blog/valuing-home-languages-sets-foundation-early-learning
http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/home-language-english-language-learners-most-valuable-resource In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Dr. Fred Genesee discusses the research supporting the importance of a child's home language. In addition, Dr. Genesee explores the question of why an approach that is well-supported by research has been largely ignored in the era of "research-based" policy.
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/acquiring-second-language-school Learning a second language for school is not simply a linguistic challenge; it poses social, cultural, academic, and cognitive challenges as well. This article describes a conceptual model for acquiring a second language for school that reflects all these challenges, and makes recommendations for instruction stemming from this model.
https://theconversation.com/the-sound-of-inclusion-why-teachers-words-matter-74019 Incredible resource about the importance of embracing and appreciating students of all different linguistic backgrounds.
Of course, teachers know correct grammar rules, but it's one thing to know them, and another thing to effectively teach them, and transmit them so that students not only understand the rules, but also apply them correctly. http://busyteacher.org/2873-5-new-fun-ways-to-teach-grammar-to-esl-students.html