The Importance of a Child’s First Language

Many students come to school speaking another language. Sometimes, this is viewed as a barrier between the student and their English education. When educators view a second language as an asset, the entire school can benefit.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2017/01/response_an_ell_students_home_language_is_an_asset_not_a_barrier.html

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Best Practices for Serving ELLs and their Families

Forming a Culturally Responsive Classroom

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This source describes 4 sections where educators can focus on using best practices for ELL students: Instruction, Classroom Culture, Family and Community Engagement, and Policy Check Up.

Check it out!

http://www.tolerance.org/publication/best-practices-english-language-learners 

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