RESEARCH AND POLICY OVERVIEW
Toward Comprehensive Effective Literacy Policy and Instruction for English Learner/Emergent Bilingual Students
Kathy Escamilla, Laurie Olsen, and Jody Slavick
A one-size-fits-all approach to reading instruction will not work for English learners and other multilingual children. Read our white paper to find out why.
Webinar, Effective Literacy Education for English Learners: Beyond Foundational Skills (Hosted by NCEL, February 17, 2022)
Conference handout, Effective Literacy Education for English Learners: Beyond Foundational Skills (CABE Conference, March 30, 2022)
Crosswalk with California policy: Effective Literacy Education for English Learner/Emergent Bilingual Students in California
JOINT STATEMENT WITH THE READING LEAGUE
NCEL and The Reading League have released a joint statement clarifying the Science of Reading for English Learner (EL)/Emergent Bilingual (EB) students. Click here to read Understanding the Difference: The Science of Reading and Implementation for English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals (ELs/EBs).
More information and sign-on information may be found on The Reading League Compass.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INSTRUCTION
Early Literacy Development and Instruction for Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Education
Socorro G. Herrera, Martha I. Martinez, Laurie Olsen, and Sonia Soltero
Young multilingual children in early childhood programs deserve instruction that is well-rounded, developmentally appropriate, and builds on their language assets.
OVERVIEW OF EFFECTIVE LITERACY INSTRUCTION
Effective Literacy Instruction for Multilingual Learners: What it is and What it Looks Like
Webinar, September 21, 2022
Maha Abdelkader, Ana DeGenna, Kathy Escamilla, Aloise Miller, Laurie Olsen, Bitnara Jasmine Park, and Lillie Ruvalcaba
Click the link below to view the webinar recording
This webinar was hosted by the Office of English Language Acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with NCEL and the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA). Presenters share research on literacy development for multilingual learners and best practices and leadership actions to promote effective literacy programs that honor the multilingual brain and leverage the linguistic and cultural assets of multilingual learners.
Podcast version of the webinar, Part 1, Laurie Olsen and Aloise Miller (includes transcript)
Podcast version of the webinar, Part 2, Kathy Escamilla and Ana DeGenna (includes transcript)
Brief, Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
Chart, Differences Impacting Literacy Development Between Monolingual English Learners and Bilingual Learners