Most teachers are now encountering students who are not native-born, are not native English speakers, and are thus learning English in addition to their normally required subjects. Such children are especially challenged as they work to master reading English. The English language is not easy. Consider the difficulty that even native speakers have with speaking, reading, and writing it, the variety of dialects found across English-speaking countries, and the often-wide gap between “street” and “academic” English. It is thus expected that many English Language Learners (ELLs) will have difficulty. Some students will have more difficulty than others, for a variety of reasons. One reason might be a Learning Disability. Because many of the errors shown while learning English are the same in normal and in Learning Disabled students, teachers often cannot be sure how to help, and there is a risk of miss-assigning students to Special Education. The two books in this course will help teachers approach this dilemma. The books provide evidence-based material that offers practical help to both teachers and ELLs.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Instructing and Supporting English Language Learners
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