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ERIC Number: EJ907289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
ELL Students and the Library or ELL Estudiantes en la Biblioteca
Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Anaya, Gabriela; Shirk, Dawn
Library Media Connection, v29 n3 p22-23 Nov-Dec 2010
Like middle school students, adults would never want to go into a new school not being able to speak the language. Most teachers aren't signing up to teach in Mexico or China unless they know how to speak with their fellow educators and their students. But English Language Learners (ELL) don't have the choices that teachers do. They have been moved in the U.S., knowing that they have to go to school, and they are pushed into a situation that can be very frightening. For these students a strong collaboration between the teacher-librarian, foreign language, and ELL teachers is necessary, not only to aid the students but also to assist their families at home. In this article, the authors discuss how school libraries can aid second language learners, experiences that the authors have personally had, and programs that they would like to see come to fruition in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A