Inside the Instructional Strategies

Developed by three-time Teacher of the Year and administrator, Evelyn Arroyo, Pearson A+RISE®, Research-based Instructional Strategies for ELLs empowers K-12 teachers to quickly and easily get to the "how" of improving the academic language and content knowledge of English language learners and of all students.

A+RISE integrates three critical, research-based approaches to instruction:

  • brain-based learning
  • high-yield instructional strategies, and
  • current language acquisition theory.


A+RISE® Strategy Cards

These practical instructional strategies cards help every teacher more effectively teach ELLs. Separated by grades K-5 (including a special section on Phonics) and grades 6-12 (focusing on the support of ELLs language needs within content-based instruction), the A+RISE® Strategy Cards offer more than 70 strategies for each grade band.

A+RISE® Standards2StrategyTM (S2S)

A simple, online software program, the A+RISE® S2S quickly distills 30 years of research into effective instructional strategies to help teachers instantly align the A+RISE strategies to state or national standards based on the students' level of English language proficiency. A+RISE S2S is aligned to the English Language Proficiency Standards for WIDA* (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment), California, Florida, and Texas. View the computer system requirements.

*These materials have undergone a WIDA-approved correlation process.