Build bridges of support so English language learners and standard English learners can learn alongside their peers!
This comprehensive, research-based guide helps teachers bridge multiple gaps and promote learning for English language learners (ELLs) and standard English learners (SELs). The authors provide strategies, examples, and tools to address:
- The gap between students and texts: covering word recognition, background knowledge, comprehension, and academic language development
- The gap between students and teachers: including sociocultural differences between teachers and students and teacher perceptions and expectations
- The gap between students and their peers: discussing language proficiency differences, grouping strategies, and grade-level and schoolwide programs