English Language Learners

Support for students learning English as a second language

The Grant Wood Area Education Agency English Language Learners (ELL) Resource Team answers questions related to learning English as a second language. On-site observations and consultation, staff development or referrals to other resources will be provided when appropriate.

Iowa Department of Education - English Language Learners

Assessment Resources

District Resources
District Resources.doc
Student Materials.doc

Links to Resources
Preschool Links

ELL parent links.doc
Preschool links.doc
Professional links.doc

Professional Development
Cultural websites.doc
Teacher Links.doc

Student Activities

Student activities.doc

Transact Translated School Forms

Transact is free for all area school districts and includes parental notification and other documents in native languages.

Office of Civil Rights

- Dear Colleagues letter

English Language Proficiency Assessment

- ELPA21

English Language Proficiency Assessment training available December 2016
- AEA PD Online

Teacher and Student Materials

Early Childhood

Parent ELL links

Migrant Education
The Help! Kit: A Resource Guide for Secondary Teachers of Migrant English Language Learners - This guide is a compendium of the latest research about best practices in teaching English language learners in content area courses. It is the middle and high school level sequel to Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Primary Teachers.

AEA Resources

Search the GWAEA Staff Distribution Center for resources. Recommendations for Materials
Additional materials are available for checkout from Grant Wood AEA’s ELL collection. Contact Lynn Tiemann at 319-399-6811.


The Stuttering Foundation - multilingual information on stuttering for families and professionals.
(Spanish) http://www.tartamudez.org

AEA Resources


Access AEA resources to support English Language Learners through our Media Center Catalog using the following tips: