This is a practical, research-based text designed to guide teachers in the development and implementation of programs for second language learners. This text blends theory and practice to provide grade-level and ESL teachers with the tools they need to differentiate literacy instruction for ELL students.
Organized around the major findings from the National Reading Report, Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Students addresses a critical national need for teachers to have new and better information on how to address the literacy needs of English Language Learners. Good teachers know that all children do not learn in the same way and at the same pace, and they are well aware that children who do not speak English need different methods to help them learn English and be successful readers and writers.
The authors address the need to move the field beyond the current ‘one size fits all’ paradigm toward a broader view of how to create meaningful and relevant literacy programs for English Language Learners.