I am currently a graduate student, who is studying to gain a literacy certification for children age B-6. I was interested in finding out some information about vocabulary instruction in your classrooms, and the experiences you've had with this topic. ESL and ELL is a very hot and newer topic that is discussed by many professionals since there are many students who come to this country and they are not proficient in speaking English. We as professionals need to be aware of this topic and how to provide these students with the opportunity to succeed using appropriate methods and tools for instruction and assessment. A question I would like to pose for other professionals who have had experiences with ELL and ESL students is: How will you demonstrate that their ELL students are being assessed in ways that do not require language knowledge beyond their level of English proficiency? What methods do you feel would be beneficial for you to use with your students? I feel that this is a difficult task for many teachers since they are trying to provide the ELL students with level based assignments, but also ensuring that the students will be challenged to stretch and improve their language development.