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ELL Students: Parents & Cultures - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides you with resources you can use to successfully communicate with the parents of your ELL students and help them participate in their students' schooling. Topics covered include sociocultural influences, how these affect learning and activities and ideas to get parents involved. Our mobile-friendly resources are accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer so you can use them at whatever time works best for you.
How It Helps
- Provides understanding: You'll get the background information you need about the sociocultural influences that affect your students' learning and identity.
- Gives strategies for parents: These resources give you tips to help parents who want to get involved and help their ELL students, as well as resources for you to effectively communicate with them.
- Uses proven techniques: These lessons and resources are created by professional instructors who understand exactly what ELL students need and how to most effectively communicate with them.
This engaging chapter covers the following topics:
- Sociocultural influences on ELL students, their identity and learning styles
- Ideas and activities to promote parent involvement
- Outreach to effectively communicate with ELL parents
- Tips for the parents of ELL students
- Demographics for ELL students
1. Sociocultural Influences on ELL Students
This lesson explores the different sociocultural factors that can positively or negatively influence ELL students. Along with a brief analysis of each factor, this lesson provides you with some recommendations when dealing with specific types of ELL students.
2. Sociocultural Influence on ELL Students: Identity & Learning Issues
Do you ever wonder if your ELL students struggle because of the sociocultural surrounding? This lesson discusses how this issue relates to ELL students' identity and creates learning challenges.
3. Demographics for English Language Learners
As of the 2014-2015 school year, about 4.6 million (or 9.4%) of the nation's public school students were English Language Learners, according to the NCES. How does this number break down by location or age? What is the most common home language? Read on for a more detailed look at ELL students in the U.S.
4. Tips for Parents of English Language Learners
English language learning in the classroom can be difficult, but this lesson will give tips so parents can help continue that learning at home. Read on, for ways to develop different English language skills, without putting in extra hours in the classroom.
5. Promoting ELL Parent Involvement: Activities & Ideas
Looking for a way to get the parents of your ELL students more involved in the classroom? This lesson will go over some parental activities and ideas that will be sure to increase parental involvement and engagement!
6. Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies
Having trouble touching base with the parents of your ELL students? Not sure where to start? This lesson will help. We'll go over some strategies you can use to reach out to your students' parents.
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