Margarita Calderón

Books by This Author

Preventing Long-Term ELs: Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards

This very readable book is an excellent introduction to English Learners, the obstacles they face at school, and research-based instructional approaches to help these students succeed. The authors explore the strengths/weaknesses of various ESL programs; identify ten features of school improvement to support ELs; and offer specific strategies for both language and content-area instruction.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: Grades 6-12

In this guide, literacy expert Margarita Calderón offers a number of strategies for teaching reading at the upper grades, including vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading in the content areas. She provides a number of hands-on examples throughout the text, and addresses the challenges of teaching basic literacy skills to older students.