Head Start Bulletin: English language learners.
The educational leaders section discusses the development of educational leadership skills through creating a vision, curriculum planning related to preserving Alaskan Native cultures and languages, and information offered by an experienced Head Start supervisor in Puerto Rico. Also, a very practical list of recommended instructional strategies and suggestions for all aspects of the curriculum, written in both English and Spanish, is ready to be copied for staff members.
The teachers and home visitors section has articles on supporting beginning ELL students, beginning the school year with students from multiple cultures, implementing an arts-based rain forest study, and preserving the Cherokee language. Also included is an interesting article about giving parents a choice of which language they want to speak during home visits.
The assessment section includes an article that addresses the challenges and strategies of assessment and one about how language differences may cause some ELL children to behave inappropriately. Another article discusses the Head Start National Reporting System, with attention to parts that relate to ELL preschoolers. Also included are two excellent forms (ready to be copied or modified) to use to record information about ELL students and parents.
For copies of the Head Start Bulletin, call 1-866-763-6481 or visit www. headstartinfo.org.
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|Date:||Jun 22, 2006|
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