I've taught intensive Language Arts my entire career. I am used to and love breaking down things for my students to learn and make gains. I'm passionate about what I do. However, I started high school this year and I was given all of the ELL students who just arrived and don't speak a word of English, so rather than work on the standards like I'm used to, I'm having to start over, without a real curriculum map. I can't show them main idea, if they don't know their alphabet in English. I'm Hispanic and so I will definitely be able to identify with and work with these kids well. It's the uncertainty of something new that has me so scared, and going in not knowing where these kids are English wise. Half of them for certain know very little, and the other half are said to not know a word of English but the truth is that no one knows for certain and I'll only find out on the first day of the kids being back. I'm trying to be as enthusiastic as I can be about this position because I truly think I can help these kids, but it's still scary feeling new and slightly lost. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone been in a similar situation?