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

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

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

ELL Ideas: Learning About the Environment

Oral Language Development and ELLs: 5 Challenges and Solutions

Introducing the Common Core State Standards in Cleveland

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

Teaching Sequence

Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

Resources for First-Year ELL Teachers

Teaching Tips: Summer School for English Language Learners

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

Teacher Tips: Effective Collaboration with ELL Paraprofessionals

Social and Emotional Needs of Middle and High School ELLs

Tips for Teaching Middle and High School ELLs

Math Instruction for English Language Learners

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

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

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

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

Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations

An ELL Teacher's Back-to-School Checklist

Gear Up for a New School Year!

Back to School

Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach English Language Learners

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

How to Develop a Lesson Plan that Includes ELLs

Cooperative Learning Strategies

Introducing a Text Before Reading

Oral Language Development for Beginners

Teaching Content Areas

Using Children's Television to Learn Literacy and Language

Reading Motivation and Fun

Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

Vocabulary Development

Reading In Middle and High School

Reading in Second and Third Grades

Reading in First Grade

Reading in Kindergarten

Assessing Fluency

Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners

Placing English Language Learners in a Program of Instruction

How to Reach Out to Parents of ELLs

How to Create a Welcoming Classroom Environment

The Diversity of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Hispanic Students and Families

Helpful Video Resources

Using Cognates to Develop Comprehension in English

Capitalizing on Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English

Instructional Programs for English Language Learners

No Child Left Behind and English Language Learners

What Is the Difference Between Social and Academic English?

Common Questions About English Language Learners

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

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

10 Things Mainstream Teachers Can Do Today

Fostering Literacy Development in English Language Learners

A Unified Model of Language-to-Literacy Intervention Approaches

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

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

Closing the Achievement Gap: Focus on Latino Students

English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction

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

English Language Learners with Special Needs: Effective Instructional Strategies

Bilingual Students With Disabilities Get Special Help

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

Honoring Family in the Classroom

Context Counts in Second Language Learning

Teaching English Language Learners

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

Recommendations for Teaching Reading to LEP Students