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This wiki has been created for educators of English Learners as a means of communicating and sharing ideas and resources as our final project for the MAGIC for ELLs class through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Although we all work in very different roles in the educational community, we recognize that improving academic achievement for English Learners results from a collaborative effort from all stakeholders in the schools as well as effective instruction and assessment for English Learners. By working together, we can make a positive impact on all of our students.


We hope you explore this wiki and enjoy the resouces available to you. Please feel free to contact us by leaving a comment if you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to add something to this site. Thank you!






  • Melissa Batog, 8th grade Bilingual Resource Teacher, McKinley Middle School, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Javier BolĂ­var, Assistant Principal, McKinley Middle School, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Laurie Burgos, 7th grade Bilingual Resource Teacher, McKinley Middle School, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Robinson Burgos, 4th grade Bilingual Teacher, Kagel Elementary School, Milwaukee Wisconsin
  • Yalanda Hofmeier, Speech and Language Pathologist, Red Apple Elementary School, Racine, Wisconsin