This site complements the book, The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: K-12. Organized by book chapter, these additional materials and resources are presented to 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. We have included a pdf of “The 6 Principles in Action” session from the TESOL 2018 Convention as well.


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 English Language Teaching

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

TESOL/CAEP Standards for P-12 Teacher Education Programs

The CAEP Standards


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 Standards

Learn more about TESOL’s PreK-12 standards here: 
TESOL pre-K–12 English language proficiency standards

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 the chapter that can help with implementing the 6 Principles in the classroom.

Colorín Colorado English Learner Tool Kit
Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment
The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12

PDF-vsm  Discussion Questions for Chapter 3