Scholastic, Inc., in collaboration with the National Council of La Raza and the Verizon Foundation, recently launched Leeyseras.net, a companion Web site for Lee y Seras. The site, designed for the millions of Latino parents who are part of the nation's largest minority population and whose children face a growing educational achievement gap, provides free access to the Lee y Seras curriculum, along with downloadable and printable materials to help build literacy skills. Educators, community leaders, and researchers are featured on the Web site's podcasts and videocasts, and the site also helps build an online community with visitors posting questions and ideas via the Lee y Seras blog. Visit the site at http://www.leeyseras.net/.
Making Science Accessible to English Learners: A Guidebook for Teachers is for science teachers who have ample knowledge of science standards and concepts, are comfortable with basic teaching and classroom management methodologies, but may have had limited preparation for teaching science in classrooms where at least some students are also English learners. The book offers science teachers practical guidance and some powerful, concrete ways to help the English learners in their classrooms better learn the language and processes of science.
The Center on Instruction has a three-part series on the education of English language learners:
- 1st in Series: Research-Based Recommendations for Instruction and Academic Interventions provides evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and teachers in K-12 settings who seek to make informed decisions about instruction and academic interventions for ELLs.
This book elucidates the life journeys of academically successful migrant students. It provides insights into the factors that lead to success in language minority children. The authors develop the lessons of student success stories into recommendations for schools and for educational policy.