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.
Visiting Homes and Communities
Teachers have been making home visits for many years. The focus of these visits is often to discuss the progress of a child, what the parent needs to do to support the child and the work of the school, and the ways in which parents and teachers can work together to collaboratively solve any problem the child is experiencing. The type of home visit that is presented in this strategy is different. This strategy focuses on home visits with the goal of learning more about the family and the community—learning about the funds of knowledge within each home and family. Funds of knowledge refers to the ways of knowing and doing that exist in each home, which, for ...