The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

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Put all English learners on the path to success—right from the start!

Beginning English learners are at risk of being lost in a system that doesn't know how to reach them. With more and more ELs entering U.S. schools every year, educators need to act quickly to create school- and classroom-based programs that work. Veteran educators Debbie Zacarian and Judie Haynes provide templates and tools—along with vignettes illustrating real-world challenges—to help teachers and administrators: Create a welcoming environment for English learners and their families who are unfamiliar with the American education system; Reach out to students from literacy and non-literacy-oriented homes; Engage parents to become a part of the school community; Learn strategies for teaching beginning level ELs across the curriculum; Develop instructional models for students ...

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