Reading Rockets–NEA Guide

Supporting English Language Learners Through COVID-19: Resources for Educators

How can families and educators address the impacts of school closures, hybrid schedules, and the other ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting English language learners? What kinds of support might be helpful during the 2020-2021 school year and beyond?

ELL and COVID-19 resources

This updated resource section from Colorín Colorado includes information on:

  • distance learning for ELLs
  • communicating and partnering with families
  • social-emotional supports for ELLs and immigrant students.

Guide: distance learning for ELLs

These articles offer planning tools, strategies, recommended resources, and much more.

Instruction for ELLs

Building Partnerships with ELL Families

Social media networks for ELL educators

#ELLChat: Archives from Twitter Chats

A number of Twitter #ELLchat discussions have focused on distance learning. Learn more about #ELLchat from this overview. (You don't need a Twitter account to browse those resources.)

ELL networks

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass