Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K–8 Classrooms provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.

Strategies for Involving Families and Communities
Strategies for involving families and communities

How am I supposed to communicate with families when we don't speak the same language and I don't know their culture?

—Preservice Teacher

we had parent-teacher's night and none of the families of our ELLs came. How am I supposed to involve parents who won't come to school?

—Grade 4 Teacher

As educators, we know that relationships between children's schools and their families are important. In fact, home-school relationships have been associated with higher student grades, lower incidences of discipline problems, higher rates of high school graduation, and increased enrollment in institutes of higher education (August & Hakuta, 1997).

Majority Culture: middle class and English speaking

While home-school relationships are important to the educational well-being of all students, these relationships ...

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