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Educators who are starting or looking to improve their programs will find hands-on tools and guidance for creating a school environment where English learners can flourish.

Selecting Effective Program Models
Selecting effective program models

When Mr. Paxton, an elementary school principal, began working at Main Street School in a small city, he learned that a significant number of non-English-speaking families had moved into a newly opened apartment complex and that their children would be attending his school. Assuming that the children would be English learners (ELs), he began to consider the various English language education program model options that would work best for the students and his school. What steps should Mr. Paxton take as he makes this important decision?

In this chapter we will discuss the various steps that should be involved in selecting appropriate program models.

Identifying ELs

Initially, the most important step involves identifying and sorting the ELs in each school. This ...

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