How do you make writing relevant for your connected ELs? Try these easy and motivating tasks, useful for both low- and high-tech contexts. 
Learn to bridge the gap between student error and appropriate, learner-friendly lessons that will help your students build their linguistic knowledge. 
With the CCSS, demands on ELs to acquire academic language are higher than ever. Use these methods to help your students make significant linguistic gains. 

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Though it may seem like a time consuming or difficult task, preparing individualized spelling lists for your English language learners is actually not all that hard—and these lists help your students acquire vocabulary at their own pace and learning levels. Learn how to provide individualized spelling lists to your students here. 

Digital stories can allow students to share information about themselves and their culture, facilitate students learning about one another, and increase student motivation. Take digital stories one step further: Author Gilda Martinez-Alba discusses the steps and structure involved with making a short documentary with your English language students, which can teach about course content, history, science, and so much more. 

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