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“This book will be the catalyst for transforming instruction for English language learners.”
—Dalane E. Bouillion, Associate Superintendent
Sprint I.S.D., Houston, TX
“The author offers a wealth of ideas, strategies, suggestions, tips, and tools for implementation. There are logical and helpful conclusions on nearly every page!”
—Cathy A. Patterson, Teacher and Former Assistant Principal
Evergreen Elementary School, Diamond Bar, CA
How to give English language learners every opportunity for success
Are you faced with the challenge of making sure that English language learners succeed? This practical book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs. Written in straightforward language with quick ...
Chapter 5: Strengthening Home-School-Community-University Connections
Strengthening Home-School-Community-University Connections
According to the U.S. Department of Education (2001), approximately 10.5 percent of the students in America's public schools are English language learners (ELLs). A large portion of these students' parents do not speak English fluently, and “3.4 percent of adolescents live in linguistically isolated families” (Batalova, Fix, & Murray, 2007, p. 30). Although 65 percent of ELLs are native-born Americans, one or both parents may not speak English fluently (Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, 2009). To build culturally and linguistically responsive connections, it is important for the school principal to be cognizant of the demographics of both the campus and the community. From the Home Language Surveys that parents complete upon student enrollment, principals can identify parents' linguistic needs ...