English Learners

English Learners

Intellectually rich materials integrate language development, literacy, and content learning in an asset-based instructional approach that values the knowledge, strengths, and background of each student.

Foundational Skills Instruction Customized for ELs

Newcomers

Support for English language development for newcomers in early and older grades, ELs at preliterate or primary reading levels, and at-risk students

Foundational Skills

Customized instruction for ELs to support their specific oral language, vocabulary, and phonological awareness needs

Core Integrated ELD

Knowledge-based literacy solutions for grades PreK-6 that align with Science of Reading research, build key skills, and ensure cultural inclusivity

English Language Development

Instructional resources that support purposeful English language development, amplify and accelerate learning, and help meet standards through content and literacy connections

Intervention

Explicit, strategy-based intervention resources for English and Spanish readers that build vocabulary, language, and reading comprehension skills and content knowledge

Content-Area Support

Text-based programs that build literacy, language, and comprehension skills, academic vocabulary, and content knowledge using science, social-studies, and math concepts

Classroom Libraries

Engaging, authentic, culturally responsive informational and literary texts, written by a diverse team of acclaimed authors, that develop literacy and content understanding

Professional Learning

Professional books, multimedia courses, and in-depth product training by top education experts and practitioners, designed to enhance teachers’ effectiveness and boost student achievement

Timely Resources

Webinars

Maria Campanario, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Podcasts

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes, M.A.

White Papers

Margarita Calderón, Ph.D.

Funding Insight

Benchmark Education GUIDE TO ESSER FUNDING

Expert Authors

Allison Briceño, Ed.D.

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.

Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

English Learners Catalog

Social Community

Conversation, Connection, Strategies, and Resources

English Language Development

Print + Digital

Benchmark Education creates impactful materials that teach core and supplemental language and content to English Learners. Five essential principles are adhered to in the development of programs, instruction, and support for English Learners:

  1. Teach language as a meaning-making resource to equip language learners with the ability to make language choices.
  2. Teach an expanded notion of grammar that encompasses discourse, text structure, syntax, and vocabulary in context.
  3. Teach the acquisition of language as a nonlinear, dynamic, spiraling, and complex social process.
  4. Teach language development focused on interaction, collaboration, comprehension, and communication.
  5. Teach complex texts and intellectually challenging activities intent on building content knowledge.

Our goal always is to make teaching language a more effective and efficient process aimed at making complex texts accessible. Student grade-level texts are not simplified, but instead amplified, by adding additional visual support and precise labeling.

Instruction is scaffolded by:

  • Including language objectives, EL differentiation, and Formative Assessment
  • Identifying instruction that is both linguistically and cognitively demanding
  • Providing differentiated support by level of language intensity
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