The Kindergarten-Providing Academic Skills and Strategies (K-PASS) program was designed to teach parents the literacy skills necessary for child success in kindergarten and how best to ready children for further language development in an effort to cut off the existing achievement gap.
Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners English language learners have been found to benefit from instruction in “comprehensive reform programs using systematic phonics, one-to-one or small group tutoring programs, cooperative learning programs, and programs emphasizing extensive reading.” This study elaborates on these and more strategies for school districts to implement in order to ensure opportunities for reading success for all students.
Teaching English Language Learners Teaching students for whom English is not a primarily-used language is a difficult process, and any attempt to simplify the needs of this demographic is disrespectful to its students. We need to step up nationwide to improve our comprehensive ELL instruction, because “the costs of large-scale underachievement are very high.”
Inclusion for ELs: SIOP in Elementary Classrooms This presentation identifies the cultural and educational disparity in ELLs. It introduces Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) as a viable option to improve support networks for these students.