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Good teaching can be the difference between success and failure for a young reader, especially one who is learning to read in English as a second language. All teachers need to have a large repertoire of methods and strategies at their fingertips if they are to help their students develop the reading and writing skills that will allow them to become successful learners. The articles in this section offer a variety of strategies that cover all components of reading instruction, as well as information on how to design an effective reading program.

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10 Things Mainstream Teachers Can Do Today

A Unified Model of Language-to-Literacy Intervention Approaches

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

An ELL Teacher's Back-to-School Checklist

Assessing Fluency

Back to School

Bilingual Students With Disabilities Get Special Help

Capitalizing on Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English

Closing the Achievement Gap: Focus on Latino Students

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11: Including ELLs

Common Questions About English Language Learners

Communication and Language Strategies for the Science Inquiry Classroom (Part 2)

Context Counts in Second Language Learning

Cooperative Learning Strategies

Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations

Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

Effective Reading Instruction for Struggling Spanish-Speaking Readers: A Combination of Two Literatures

ELL Ideas: Learning About the Environment

English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction

English Language Learners with Special Needs: Effective Instructional Strategies

Fostering Literacy Development in English Language Learners

Gear Up for a New School Year!

Helpful Video Resources

Honoring Family in the Classroom

How to Create a Welcoming Classroom Environment

How to Develop a Lesson Plan that Includes ELLs

How to Reach Out to Parents of ELLs

Improving Mathematics Problem Solving Skills for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

Increase Student Interaction with "Think-Pair-Shares" and "Circle Chats"

Instructional Programs for English Language Learners

Integrated Vocabulary Instruction: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Grades K-5

Introducing a Text Before Reading

Introducing the Common Core State Standards in Cleveland

Math Instruction for English Language Learners

No Child Left Behind and English Language Learners

Opportunities and Challenges for ELLs in the Science Inquiry Classroom (Part 1)

Oral Language Development and ELLs: 5 Challenges and Solutions

Oral Language Development for Beginners

Placing English Language Learners in a Program of Instruction

Reaching Out to Hispanic Students and Families

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

Reading in First Grade

Reading in Kindergarten

Reading In Middle and High School

Reading in Second and Third Grades

Reading Motivation and Fun

Recommendations for Teaching Reading to LEP Students

Research Agenda: Reading Among Children for Whom English is the Second Language

Resources for First-Year ELL Teachers

Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach English Language Learners

Social and Emotional Needs of Middle and High School ELLs

Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

Suggestions: Working with ESL Students Who Have Special Needs in Reading

Teacher Tips: Effective Collaboration with ELL Paraprofessionals

Teaching Content Areas

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Say?

Teaching Sequence

Teaching Tips: Summer School for English Language Learners

The Diversity of English Language Learners

Tips for Educators of ELLs: Reading in Grades 4-6

Tips for Educators of ELLs: Reading in Grades 7-12

Tips for Educators of ELLs: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12

Tips for Educators of ELLs: What To Do First in Grades 4-12

Tips for Teaching Middle and High School ELLs

Using Children's Television to Learn Literacy and Language

Using Cognates to Develop Comprehension in English

Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners

Vocabulary Development

What Is the Difference Between Social and Academic English?