Literacy Foundations for English Learners Chapter 2: Language and Literacy Development

Speaking: Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D., Eric Tridas, Virginia Lovelace-Gonzalez, Kenneth Nieser, Coleen D. Carlson, Sharolyn D. Pollard-Durodola, Colleen K. Reutebuch, Alessandra Rico, Linda O. Cavazos, Elaine Cheesman

This course describes the research for teaching literacy to English learners. The National Literacy Panel Report of Language-Minority Children and Youth’s five components of literacy will be introduced along with the special considerations necessary for designing effective lessons. The implementation of evidence-based practices will be explored, and examples of effective language and literacy will be modeled. Checklists and rubrics for monitoring student progress will also be included in this course.