Volume 73 • Number 5
Helping ELLs Excel
32 The Teachers Our
English Language Learners Need
Patricia Gándara and Lucrecia Santibañez
Overcoming the teacher-quality gap
for ELLs begins with acknowledging that
teachers need special skills.
38 The Write Stuff
Carol Booth Olson, Robin Scarcella,
and Tina Matuchniak
What it takes to help ELLs undertake
challenging writing tasks.
46 Getting to Know ELLs’ Families
How to break down barriers and overcome
hurdles to meaningful communication.
51 Let Social Interaction Flourish
Anny Fritzen Case
How to encourage socialization among kids
who speak different languages.
56 A Lesson in Taking Flight
How to give specific, helpful feedback
about language usage.
62 Ten (Usually Wrong)
Ideas About ELLs
Here’s what to say to correct misguided
assumptions and further a better
understanding of ELLs.
66 Empathy Is the Gateway
David R. M. Saavedra
A high school teacher puts himself
in his English learners’ shoes.
of Two-Language Education
Ilana M. Umansky, Rachel A. Valentino, and Sean F. Reardon
What research says about one of the most
effective approaches for ELLs.
Engaging Your Beginners
Here’s how to avoid missteps with beginning-level
Let Them Talk!
Wayne E. Wright
Strategies and programs that build oral