This article written by Colorín Colorado Manager Lydia Breiseth helps educators understand Academic Language and ELLs and the role that academic language plays in their classrooms and in ELL student success.
The article also includes information on social vs. academic language, as well as numerous examples of the different kinds of academic language needed for all students to fully participate in classroom activities and assignments.
Once you read this article, you may be convinced how important it is to train teachers to work with ELL students and their parents. Parent Involvement is key in the education of ELL students, and Lectura Books provides amazing teacher training to help understand the Latino population. Latinos are the largest minority and fastest growing segment of the entire population in the USA, which is why it is so important to focus on this population. Spanish speakers comprise more than 80% of the entire ELL population. Books published at Lectura Books are designed specifically for Parent Involvement programs for academic language with ELLs. Join us at a workshop!