Supporting ELLs with Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Introduction to the ACCELL Framework (N-4)


Using authentic classroom-ready curricular materials, you will work collaboratively to engage with the 14 research-based ACCELL practices aimed at supporting ELs in their attainment of the Common Core English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) Standards. ACCELL scaffolds grade-level learning for ELs at various proficiency levels with a strategic combination of
  • sentence frames
  • use of first language
  • standards-aligned supplementary questions
  • chunking text according to big ideas
  • nonlinguistic supports

Who Should Attend?

K–12 teachers and leaders

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to
  • use the ACCELL Framework to help ELs meet the CCSS ELA Standards
  • develop CCSS-aligned lessons and implement instructional practices to meet the needs of ELs and their non-EL peers
  • apply the ACCELL practices in curriculum and action planning for your own ELA context

About the Workshop Leader

Lauren Artzi is a researcher in the education program at American Institute of Research (AIR) with expertise in second language education (PK–12), intervention research, and multi-tiered systems of support. She conducts professional development sessions for PK–12 educators on response to intervention, differentiation, literacy instruction for ELLs.