Supporting Rigorous Learning for English Learners with Disabilities (ELWD) (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


This resource is designed for all teachers who work with English Learners with Disabilities (ELWD).

  • Make Instruction and Assessment Multimodal and Comprehensive
  • Support Language Development
  • Provide Direct instruction and Make Expectations Clear
  • Vary Teaching Strategies and Approaches
  • Consider and Connect to Students' Backgrounds
  • Reduce Cognitive Load and Alow Processing Time
  • Promote and Reinforce Expected Classroom Behavior


All Disabilities Behavior Curriculum/Instructional Methods English Learners (ELs) Instructional Strategies Professional Resources