The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

Put all English learners on the path to success—right from the start! As more beginning ELs enroll in schools every year, educators need a realistic framework for addressing the varied needs of this growing population. In this practical resource, the authors provide templates, tools, and vignettes illustrating real-world challenges to help teachers and administrators: Learn strategies for teaching beginning level ELs across the curriculum Create a welcoming environment for students and families Reach out to students from both literacy and non-literacy-oriented homes Design programs that meet the needs of beginning ELs and students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE)

Create a welcoming environment for English learners and their families who are unfamiliar with the American
Reach out to students from literacy and non - literacy - oriented homes
Engage parents to become a part of the school community
Learn strategies for teaching beginning level ELs across the curriculum
Develop instructional models for students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE)