icurio’s Literacy Channel is intended to comprehensively support ongoing literacy instruction in K-12 classrooms. The Channel Playlists address many common literacy approaches and challenges. To access these Playlists and learning resources, click on the Literacy Channel button on your home page.
One important aspect of the Literacy Channel is the English Language Learners (ELL) playlists, designed specifically for students learning English as an additional language and for the teachers who work with them. These playlists offer content directly related to students for whom English is not their primary language. Within the English Language Learners playlists there are three main areas organized by teacher and student needs.
ELL Skill Development Playlist
The ELL Skill Development Playlist directs you to learning resources on reading and writing skills, listening skills, speaking skills, critical thinking, and fluency. For educators, icurio provides access to a broad collection of resources on ELL teaching methodologies (bilingual education, English immersion, scaffolding, etc.), assessment, research, and proficiency standards. An ELL Parent Support playlist is also included.
Multicultural Pavilion Playlist
The Multicultural Pavilion playlist provides geographic and cultural information on continents, countries, and regions. Resources on ethnic identity, acculturation, cultural sensitivities, diversity, cultural heritage, and social justice issues are also included here.
ELL Reference Tools Playlist
The ELL Reference Tools Playlist provides resources intended to help non-English speaking students with research and finding information. Resources such as translation guides and fact finders can be found here.