Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

by David Campos, Rocio Delgado, Mary Esther Soto Huerta
     
 

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How can teachers of Latino English language learners actively engage their students' families in helping ELLs succeed in school? In this powerful book, David Campos, Rocio Delgado, and Mary Esther Soto Huerta provide guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino ELLs.

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How can teachers of Latino English language learners actively engage their students' families in helping ELLs succeed in school? In this powerful book, David Campos, Rocio Delgado, and Mary Esther Soto Huerta provide guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino ELLs.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners includes practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, that can help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families' knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home. In addition, the authors

* Offer information on aspects of Latino culture relevant to student learning;

* Provide lists of websites and books on Latino culture and of Latino-themed children's books for use with students; and

* Outline a framework that educators can use to create a "campus task force" for engaging Latino families in student learning.

The more families of Latino ELLs learn about the curriculum, policies, and procedures of their children's schools, the more comfortable they will be collaborating with teachers. Likewise, the more educators learn about their students' backgrounds, the better able they will be to help them in the classroom. This complete resource will enable educators to work diligently and harmoniously with students' families in the service of what really matters: the academic success of Latino students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416613893
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
300 KB

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Foreword
Introduction: Why Reaching Out Matters
Chapter 1: A Critical Reflection: Exploring Self and Culture
Chapter 2: Engaging Latino Parents Through an Ethic of Care
Chapter 3: Partnering with Latino Families: An Asset-Based Approach
Chapter 4: Using Multiple Sources to Gather Information
Chapter 5: Using Cultural Knowledge for Asset-Based Instruction
Chapter 6: Involving Latino Families in Homework
Chapter 7: Identifying Community Assets
Chapter 8: Designing Campuswide Plans for Parental Engagement
Afterword
Appendix A:
Reproducibles
Appendix B: Websites Devoted to Latino Culture
Appendix C: Books on Latino Culture
Appendix D: Children's Books for Latino Students
Appendix E: Examples of Homework Policies
References and Resources
Index
About the Authors

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