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Engaging English Language Learners

Engaging English Language Learners
Shartriya CollierCalifornia State University, Northridge

What Really Works in ELL Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

Who Are English Language Learners?

Bonjour! Buenos Días! Guten Morgen! 早安! In the 2011–2012 school year, 9.1% of students in the United States (an estimated 4.4 million students) were identified as English language learners (ELLs). Seven of the eight states with the highest percentages of ELL students in their public schools were in the West (National Center for Education Statistics, 2014). In eight states—Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas—10% or more of public school students were English language learners. For example, currently in California, the 1,346,333 English learners represent 21.6% of the total enrollment. Moreover, an estimated 2,685,899 students speak a ...

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