The Literary Crisis Among ELLs
News for the Week of Tuesday, November 27th
Facts and Figures
The majority of 8th grade ELL students scored at the below basic level on the reading portion of the NAEP in 2005.
The rate of growth for ELL students K-12 from 1995-2005.
The languages most often spoken at home among adolescent ELLs.
Additional Reading & Information
The New Teacher Book: Strategies For Improving Instruction For English Language Learners
This article gives suggestions for teachers on how to better help ELL students learn and understand within the classroom.
Colorín Colorado: Reading Comprehension Strategies
This article by Colorín Colorado goes more in depth on strategies for reading comprehension for ELLs. It explains why reading comprehension is important for ELLs and tells how to teach comprehension skills.