Scaffolding strategies are essential to support English Language Learners. Strategies for Improving Vocabulary Acquisition in English Language Learners is a great resource full of strategies and tips when teaching ELLs.
English Language Learners need lots of support and practice to develop the language needed to express themselves. They may have the basic vocabulary (sad, happy) but we need to help them identify specific emotions in order to guide their social-emotional learning.
The STEP user guide is found on EduGAINS for your reference. It provides information on who English Language Learners are, what STEP is, how to use it effectively to support planning and assessment and strategies for the classroom.