Subpopulations of ELLs
Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
American Teens Talk! Students can either listen to or read an interview with a student about their lives in the U.S. Provides vocabulary and optional activities to go along with the interviews. BRYCS: Bridging Refugee Youth and Community Services -
http://www.brycs.org/ Coloring Colorado -
http://www.colorincolorado.org/ Cultural Orientation at CAL -
http://www.cal.org/co/ Culturegrams -
Education System in Six Countries Resources on the education system and transcripts from countries where a large amount of ELLs have immigrated from to NYS.
Educational Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and other New Americans Information for families on K-12 students, higher education, migrant students, and adult students.
Engaging English Language Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education Learn about the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm (MALP) instructional model. Fred Genesee, "Program Alternatives for Linguistically Diverse Students" (January 1, 1999). Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence. Educational Practice Reports. Paper epr1.
I Learn America A documentary on 5 immigrant teenagers attending The International High School in NYC. You can loan the video from our library! In School for the First Time, Teenage Immigrants Struggle, NY Times, January, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/education/25ellis.html IRC-International Rescue Committee-Aiding Refugees & Communities Victimized by War
Membership needed to read online Educational Leadership, March 2007, "School Interrupted" pages 32-37, http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar07/vol64/num06/Schooling,-Interrupted.aspx Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies -
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/biling/ Refugee Children and Youth Backgrounders, International Rescue Committee, November 2006
Refugee School Impact Grant Welcome To Our Schools Kit - The New York State Refugee School Impact Program provides services that help refugee children and their families adjust to American schools. The programs also provide supportive services to school staff. Services include summertime Refugee Academies, academic coaching, translation and interpretation services, school staff orientations, parent orientations and family activities. For additional information on the Refugee School Impact Grant, or to obtain a copy of the curriculum and related DVD's, email firstname.lastname@example.org. SIFE Code 1232 from SIRS Manual Page 191 -
Students with Interrupted Formal Education Colorín Colorado offers articles and videos about SIFE and some best practices.
Ten Myths About Immigration Teaching Tolerance Website
This notice is very important. It will affect the education of your child. Please have it translated (Translated into various languages for use by districts)
Translators - Mid-State RBERN's list of translators
Welcome to our Schools (BRIA)
Welcoming America Provides articles, stories and strategies for welcoming new families into the community.
WIDA Focus on SLIFE Information on SIFE, welcoming students into the school, and teaching.
Publishers & Books
. Aida Walqui, CAL. 2000 isbn: 1887744096 Access and Engagement Program Design and Instructional Approaches for Immigrant Students in Secondary School
Annotated Teacher Resource Bibliography for Working Effectively with Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education.
J. O'Malley, M. O'Malley, & L Valdez-Piera. 1996. isbn: 0201591510 Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners "Practical Approachs for Teachers".
. Sutton E, Sutton Flynt, Robert Cooter. 2003. isbn: 013065092 Reading Inventory for Classroom with Tutorial Audio Cassette
TESOL. 2001. isbn: 0939791900 Scenarios for ESL Standards-Based Assessment.
Mace-Matluck, Alexander Kasparick, & Queen. 2004. isbn: 188774407X Through the Golden Door.