ERIC Number: EJ1053135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
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Restructuring Sharing Time for English Learners and Their Parents
Protacio, Maria Selena; Edwards, Patricia A.
Reading Teacher, v68 n6 p413-421 Mar 2015
In this article, the authors discuss how sharing time, a staple classroom practice in primary grade classrooms, was modified to increase involvement among parents of ELLs. The authors discuss the benefits of modifying sharing time to focus on specific cultural artifacts from ELLs' native culture. This modification allowed for meaningful conversations and planning to occur between ELLs and their parents. The sharing time presentation also increased the interest and knowledge of the ELLs and their classmates about their native culture.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Family Literacy, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Cultural Influences, Parent Participation, Teaching Methods, Sharing Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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