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ERIC Number: EJ792947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
"Bienvenidos" "Huanying" "Welkom" "Tuloy Kayo" Welcome
Freeman, David; Freeman, Yvonne
Instructor, v117 n1 p50, 52-55 Aug 2007
English-language learners, according to research, learn best through instruction that draws upon their strength in their first language. It is unlikely that any teacher would have knowledge of even a fraction of the languages that are spoken by students in American classrooms, particularly since some large school districts report as many as a hundred different home languages. In this excerpt from their new book "English Language Learners: The Essential Guide" (Scholastic, 2007), the authors share 10 simple and effective ways that teachers can support ELL students by drawing on their first language--even if they do not speak those languages or teach in a school with a bilingual program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A