Supporting Non-Native English Speakers Across Grade Levels

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Wisconsin English Journal
contact email: 

Send all submissions to John Pruitt, editor of Wisconsin English Journal, at Deadline February 1, 2020. More information at

This call is open to classroom teachers, teacher educators, and administrators throughout the United States.

Part of the richness of many schools is the variety of languages and cultures that students bring with them into the classroom. With increasing numbers of international students enrolling at American middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions, in addition to American students whose first language is not English, it’s important to have the proper tools to help those unfamiliar with American Standard English to succeed. How are you supporting the language and literacy development of English language learners that allow them to participate more fully in classroom activities and lessons?

We welcome personal narratives, lesson plans, critical reflections on teaching, vignettes from the classroom, anything you’d like to share with a broader readership of primarily middle and high school teachers seeking practical advice. Formal empirical studies are discouraged.

Please note the following guidelines:
1. Manuscripts should be prepared following APA guidelines.
2. We highly encourage photographs and other graphics and hyperlinks to online multimedia objects or other online materials. Authors should label graphs and tables appropriately and ensure that all links are active at the time of submission.
3. Include an abstract of 100 words.