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Improving Education for English Learners

Language development, whether a first or second language, is a lifelong endeavor. - Dutro and Kinsella, Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches, Chapter 3 (2010)

There is a renewed spotlight on English Language Development for English learners. This focus was prompted by the release of the California Department of Education publication, Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches.

Consult the following resources for further discussion of this publication’s topics.

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1Research to Guide English Language Development InstructionPowerPoint
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2English Language Development: Foundations and Implementation in Kindergarten through Grade 5PowerPoint
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3English Language Development: Issues and Implementation at Grades 6 through 12PowerPoint
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4Effective English Literacy Instruction for English LearnersPowerPoint
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5Programs and Practices for Effective Sheltered Content InstructionPowerPoint 
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6Alternative Educational Programs for English LearnersPowerPoint 
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Redesigning English-Medium Classrooms: Using Research to Enhance English Learner Achievement by David Dolson and Lauri Burnham-Massey

This 2011 CABE publication provides concrete guidelines and recommendations for sheltered English immersion classrooms and programs.  The authors, two highly regarded English-learner experts, explicitly detail program models, delivery of instructional services and components to enhance core instruction.  Essential and valuable information is here for administrators, English-learner coordinators, and any staff who guide programs.

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