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ERIC Number: EJ866133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
ESL as a Supplement to Learning
Reider, Kelly Simpson; Zimmerman-Orozco, Susan
Principal, v89 n2 p20-22, 24 Nov-Dec 2009
As the population of English-language learners grows exponentially across the nation, districts not traditionally considered immigration magnets suddenly find themselves with a need to come up to speed on implementing the most effective English as a Second Language (ESL) program model. The key to implementing a successful ESL model is to match the program to the language needs of the students--not to the needs of a stand-alone ESL curriculum. The process of matching student needs begins with conversations about student data, conversations that are informed by a schoolwide team comprising classroom and ESL teachers, content specialists, and administrators. This article discusses a five-step process which leads to an informed decision about the best delivery model to select.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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