Literacy Foundations for English Learners

Literacy Foundations for English Learners

This accessible book will give teachers the knowledge base they need to help English learners develop strong literacy skills and achieve academic success.  Aligned with IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards, this book prepares current and future educators to teach English learners the key components of language and literacy, as first described in the National Literacy Panel report. For each component, teachers will get a dedicated chapter with research-based insights on how to teach English learners, guidance on making connections across languages when teaching that component, and ready-to-use principles and strategies for instruction. Learning objectives, study questions, and extended application activities help educators grow their knowledge and apply it in their classrooms.

For further exploration, see the following resources:

In addition, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network produced an online book study with Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan aligned to key topics in the book's first seven chapters:

You can see more from Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan in the following Colorín Colorado resources: