Advancing English Language Proficiency: The EL Teacher's Guidebook

Digital Teacher Guide

This practitioner’s guidebook to planning and implementing support for English learners is practical and overflowing with classroom-ready literacy skills, teaching strategies, and much needed support for the new ELD state standards. EL teachers will experience success through skill-based teaching methods, planning tools, critical thinking strategies, and resources for teaching reading, speaking, and writing skills aligned to college and career readiness standards for grades 5-12. Advancing English Language Proficiency: The EL Teacher's Guidebook is smart, easy to use, and transforms EL research into action!


1. LiteracyTA's Interactive Guides
Learn about LiteracyTA's interactive digital guides.

2. Lesson Planning Resources
Develop lesson plans that increase teacher efficacy and improve students' English language development.

3. Start the School Year with Academic Goals
Learn practical ways to lead your students through student-centered goal setting and progress monitoring.

4. Purpose-Driven Reading
Learn how purposeful reading and rereading leads to deeper comprehension.

5. Explicit and Skill-Based Instruction
Learn about explicit, skill-based instruction and how to successfully facilitate a skill-based classroom.

6. Improving Critical Thinking
Sharpen your questioning skills and get more students thinking and learning with LiteracyTA's critical thinking strategies.

7. Reading and Writing Process for EL Students
Gain access to excellent curriculum and frameworks for teaching expository reading and writing skills to English learners.

8. ELD State Standards Alignment to Literacy Skills Crosswalk
Discover classroom-tested skills and activities for teaching ELD State Standards.

9. Academic Discussions and Presentations
Develop students' academic speaking and writing skills with LiteracyTA's formal presentations and Socratic circles.

10. Strategic Grouping
Learn how to group students to improve group dynamics and increase productivity.

11. Note Taking Skills
Strengthen students' note taking skills so they can excel in all of their subjects.

12. 5 Ways to Get All Students Talking Everyday
Five practical strategies to get students talking right away!

13. Connecting LTEL Best Practices and Online TA
Teach LTEL students like a pro by connecting LTEL best practices to LiteracyTA's reading, speaking, and writing activities and skills.

14. Word Play with Flip Boards
Gamify vocabulary instruction through an interactive strategy that feels more like fun than work!

15. Tackling Academic Vocabulary
Support vocabulary development with an individualized learning strategy that empowers students and leads to increased confidence.

Product Details

  • Classroom tested EL strategies.
  • Practical ideas for learning routines.
  • Activities to practice academic English.
  • Literacy skills aligned to state standards.
  • Friendly, interactive reading routines.

LiteracyTA's Digital Teacher Guides

We have compiled some of the best teaching methods and classroom practices into digital teacher guides, giving teachers access to practical skills, powerful teaching methodology, and rich conversations that focus on improving student achievement.

Educators enjoy reading our digital guides because they always find something they can use. There are handfuls of great activities, handouts, classroom resources and ideas--and every once in a while, nuggets of inspiration.

LiteracyTA's interactive teaching guides help transform classrooms and raise student achievement by putting effective teaching practices into action.

How to use it

Our digital teacher guides are easy to use. Click on a chapter and start learning.

What makes this interactive?

Our interactive teacher guides offer a multimodal reading and learning experience. Built with visuals, Google Slides, Google Docs, webpages, videos, and links to classroom ready documents, chapters provide a wide range of interaction to enhance learning and add a little fun.

Our toolbar, located on the right side of the page, opens and closes with a click of a button. In the toolbar, teachers can select a chapter, take a quick tutorial, return to the beginning of the guide, and add digital sticky notes. To close the toolbar, click on the outer edge and the toolbar will slide to the right, creating a larger reading space.

Our digital sticky notes provide the highest level of interaction. Readers can create sticky notes and drag them onto the webpage. The sticky notes save every 1-2 seconds (depending on the strength of your Internet connection). You will see lines flash over the note as it saves. Readers can go back to their notes, add and delete ideas, and move them around as needed. We know teachers! And we know they like their sticky notes. Welcome to LiteracyTA's interactive reading guides!

What device do I need?

You can read our digital guides on any device, anywhere! Since they are stored in your LiteracyTA account, all you need to do is log in, click on your book, and start learning.

Interested in English language development classes?

In addition to the support, classroom-ready lessons, and practical teaching strategies that are available in Advancing English Language Proficiency: The EL Teacher's Guidebook, LiteracyTA offers an elective class that provides much needed targeted support for English language learners. We call our class ZAP--Zero in on Attitude and Performance. ZAP EL advances students' language development through a rigorous and supportive learning environment, targets reading, speaking, and writing skills, improves students' study habits, strengthens their critical thinking and problem solving skills, and builds confident students with outstanding character.
Contact us to learn more about ZAP EL! Email: Phone: 619-796-5541
LTA Toolkit Free
You have clicked on premium content only available through LTA Toolkit.


You have clicked on ZAP Class content.

Interested in a ZAP Class at your school?