What are some culturally and linguistically appropriate practices when communicating with families of ELLs/emergent bilinguals, and why is the onus on school staff to learn how to communicate with them?

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Common Core and English Language Learners/Emergent Bilinguals: A Guide for All Educators, Guadalupe Valdés, Kate Menken, and Mariana Castro, (Eds.). Caslon: Philadelphia, PA.


About the book:

Provides 130 expert responses to 95 questions regarding ELLs and the Common Core. Topics include sociopolitical context of reform; demographic changes; language for academic purposes; language teaching and learning in content areas; policy, leadership, and advocacy; programs and instruction; family and community involvement; changing roles of ESL educators; planning professional development; and assessment and accountability.