Grades K–12 Resource Page

This page complements the book, The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Grades K-12. Organized by book chapter, these additional materials and resources can help you learn more about the 6 Principles and how to implement them in your classroom, program, or school. For the purposes of a book study group or self-reflection, discussion questions for each chapter are also provided. ​

For additional resources and information on The 6 Principles, please visit The Principles and Products pages.

From the Foreword

Find the results of the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) survey of 15-year-old students in on reading habits, attitudes and practices here: PISA 2009 results: Learning to learn Student engagement, strategies and practices (Volume III) .

Chapter 1. A Vision for Exemplary Teaching


Learn about TESOL’s PK-12 Teacher Education Program Standards and the associated CAEP (Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) Standards:


​The 6 Principles ​​Quick Overview:

6Ps


PDF-vsm Discussion Questions for Chapter 1


Chapter 2. What Teachers Should Know about English Language Development to Plan Instruction


Video on the ​Three-Part Challenge:
 


TESOL Pre-K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards:
TESOL Standards

View the framework for the standards HERE and learn more about TESOL’s PreK-12 standards HERE.


Video on Proficiency in a ​New ​Language:

 


 The Types of Words to Learn:

Video on Translanguaging:

 


PDF-vsm Discussion Questions for Chapter 2


Chapter 3. The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners


The following links are resources mentioned in Chapter 3 that can help with implementing the 6 Principles in the classroom.

PDF-vsm  Discussion Questions for Chapter 3


Chapter 5. Establishing a Culture of Shared Responsibility


The following links are resources mentioned in Chapter 5.

School Principals and Assistant Principals


How You Can Help to Fulfill Principle 1: Know Your Learners
How You Can Help Your School to Fulfill Principle 2: Create Conditions for Learning
Best Practices in Working with Translators and Interpreters How You Can Help Your School to Fulfill Principle 5: Monitor and Assess Student Language Development
District Curriculum Directors

How You Can Help Your District to Fulfill Principle 1: Know Your Learners
How You Can Help Your District to Fulfill Principle 3: Design High Quality Lessons for Language Development
Special Education Directors and Gifted and Talented Program Directors

How You Can Help Your District to Fulfill Principle 1: Know Your Learners How You Can Help Your District to Fulfill Principle 5: Monitor and Assess Student Language Development Reading Specialists or Instructional Coaches How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill

How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 2: Create Conditions for Learning
How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 3: Design High Quality Lessons for Language Development
How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 4: Adapt Lesson Delivery as Needed to Topic or Learner
How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 6: Engage and Collaborate Within a Community of Practice
Librarians and Media Specialists

How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 1: Know Your Learners
Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists School Principals and Assistant Principals

How You Can Help Your District or School Fulfill Principle 1: Know Your Learners

Resources to Support Undocumented Families and DACA Youth
PDF-vsm Discussion Questions for Chapter 5


Appendix A

PDF-vsm Overview of the Most Common Programs for English Learners in the United States

Appendix B

PDF-vsm Self-Assessment: The 6 Principles Checklist for Teachers

Appendix C

PDF-vsm Resources for Key Personnel Who Share Responsibility for the Education of English Learners

Additional Content & Resources

PDF-vsm   Glossary

PDF-vsm References and Further Reading


F​REE Session Recording: The 6 Principles in Action
Presenters: Deborah Short; Helene Becker; Andrea Hellman; Nancy Cloud; Linda New Levine
Record​ed at the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
PDF-vsm The 6 Principles in Action Presentation Slides


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