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"The authors have created a must-have resource for any teacher who works with ELL students. This book may be the difference between success and failure, for both the teacher and the student."
--Patrick F. Sheedy III, Executive Director
Rochester Montessori School, MN
"Finally, a book that gets at the heart of communicating with ESL/ELL students. This book hits home by focusing interactions with students on a cultural level within each language group, and then takes it a step further with ideas for parental communication. A must-have for teachers trying to break down communication barriers."
--Andrew Pontius, Middle School Teacher
Overseas Family School, Singapore
Break through language barriers and put ELL students at ease in your classroom!
More than ever before, K--12 educators in today's classrooms teach students from diverse language backgrounds. This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English--Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean--offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. With a chapter dedicated to each language, this book provides a wealth of resources to help you make meaningful connections with ELL students, including:
Help ensure that English Language Learners successfully transition into the school community and participate fully in the classroom learning environment!
1 Spanish 1
2 Vietnamese 23
3 Hmong 45
4 Chinese (Cantonese) 67
5 Korean 89
6 Haitian Creole 111
7 Arabic 133
8 Russian 155
9 Tagalog 177
10 Navajo 199
11 Reading Tests 221
Additional Resources 259