We develop free infographics and sketch notes to help educators and administrators better serve English learners.
Jump to: Creating a Welcoming Environment for ELs and Their Families Checklist | 3 Strategies for Promoting ELs’ Assets | 4 Steps for Supporting EL Family Engagement | Making Text Accessible to ELs Infographic | Ways to Make Text More Accessible to ELs Sketch Note | Supporting EL Oral Language Development Through Academic Conversations Infographic | Four Practices for Supporting ELs’ Oral Language Development Sketch Note | Ten Keys for Developing an English Learner Master Plan Sketch Note | Strategies to Position ELs for Success This Year | 3 Ways to Maximize EL Student Learning in Group Work | The State of EL Advocacy, According to Educators Infographic | The 5 Pillars of Equitably Grading ELs Infographic | Five Steps to Support ELs with Computer-Based Assessments | Best Practices in Scheduling for EL Education
A Checklist for Schools
Use this checklist to reflect on and evaluate steps you and your colleagues take to create a welcoming environment for EL students and their families. Once you have assessed your current practices, set goals for shaping and maintaining a more welcoming environment within your school.
Shifting from a Deficit to an Assets-Based Disposition
Engaging in an assets-based approach with ELs requires a shift in our thinking. We must shift from what we believe is lacking in our students in order to recognize and promote the strengths and assets they already possess and contribute to their classrooms. This sketch note shares three replicable ways to better promote ELs’ assets within your school; you can also click here to read our corresponding blog post that details each suggestion and discusses the importance in shifting from a deficit to an assets-based disposition.
4 Steps to Removing Obstacles and Fostering Greater EL Family Engagement
We know family engagement plays a key role in supporting our ELs and setting them up for success. This sketch note shares four steps to overcoming common family engagement barriers and fostering stronger relationships with EL families. Click here to read our corresponding blog post that discusses why family engagement matters, what it looks like, and steps you can take to overcome obstacles that might be preventing EL family participation in your school.
6 Steps to Consider When Supporting ELs in Accessing Complex Texts
Making text accessible to our ELs can be quite the challenge, and finding a starting point can be even more difficult. Are you leveraging strategies and resources to maximize support and provide your ELs an equitable education experience? This sketch note share six steps to consider when supporting ELs in accessing complex, grade level text. Click here to read our corresponding blog post that details each step and explores specific examples to help support your ELs in accessing the texts you choose.
SupportEd’s Tips to Support ELs’ Oral Language Development Through Academic Conversations
This infographic shares insights into nationwide challenges of EL oral language development and strategies to increase EL support in academic conversations.
Practices to Engage ELs in Academic Conversations and Encourage Oral Language Development
Despite the proven benefits of academic conversations, many ELs are still provided insufficient opportunities to engage in oral language activities and often remain largely silent during instruction. This sketch note proposes four practices to foster greater EL engagement and participation in academic conversations. Click here to read our corresponding blog post that details each practice and provides examples.
SupportEd’s 10 Key Components to EL Master Plan Development
EL Master Plans bring together the necessary elements of EL education: high-quality standards, effective instructional principles, assessment, research, and professional development. We drew from our experience in EL Master Plan development to share our ten keys and provide a roadmap for supporting your ELs in reaching their full academic potential. Click here to read our full 10 Keys for Developing an EL Master Plan blog post.
SupportEd’s Top 5 Strategies to Position ELs for Success This Year
Whether you’re a content, ESOL, bilingual teacher or administrator, this infographic will help you refine classroom strategy and position your ELs for success in the upcoming school year.
Five Steps to Support ELs with Computer-Based Assessments
Assessments can be especially stressful for your ELs. What happens, though, when ELs have to take computer-based assessments? Combine this difficulty of navigating an unfamiliar platform with unique issues specific to ELs who must take content assessments in a language in which they are not yet proficient. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to support ELs with computer-based assessments. This infographic shares five practical, easily digestible tips for helping your ELs with testing.
Maximizing Resources and Serving Students Effectively
Creating a schedule that will meet the needs of your English learner population can be quite a challenge! This infographic presents some best practices in designing effective schedules so you will be able to effectively leverage ESOL/bilingual teachers to meet the educational needs of your English learners in all of their classes.