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Reading and Writing Instruction for ELLs

Teacher helping student read

Teaching English language learners to read can seem like a daunting challenge. The good news, however, is that you can use what you already know to be effective, research-based reading instruction.

Nevertheless, ELLs will need additional kinds of support that may be new to you. The strategies below will help you to provide this much-needed assistance in the context of your everyday teaching. Once you become comfortable with them, you may find that the strategies will help your other students as well!

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