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Engaging the Families of ELLs : Ideas, Resources, and Activities.

Author: Renee Rubin; John Sutterby; Michelle Abrego
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rubin, Renee.
Engaging the Families of ELLs : Ideas, Resources, and Activities.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Renee Rubin; John Sutterby; Michelle Abrego
ISBN: 9781317921448 1317921445
OCLC Number: 854521617
Notes: 8 Resources for Family Engagement.
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Authors; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1 Everyone Wins; Scenario: Arriving from Mexico; New Immigrants in the United States Schools; Changing Demographics of America's Schools; Benefits of Family Engagement; Engaging the Families of English Language Learners; Need for Teacher and Staff Professional Development; Activity: Views on Family Engagement; Resources; 2 Finding Out What Families Want; Scenario: Investigating What Families Want; Family Needs Assessment; Surveys; Beyond Surveys; Topics of Interest; Comprehensive Planning. Activity: Analyze School Needs Assessment PracticesActivity: Focus Groups; Resources; 3 Creating a Welcoming School Environment; Scenario: Families Not Welcome; Scenario: All Families Welcome!; Importance of School Climate; What Makes a Welcoming School?; Safe Schools; Schools as Community Resources; Libraries; Nurses; Athletic Facilities and Parks; Summer; After-School Programs; Building Community; Community Schools; Negative Practices; Activity: Mystery Shopper; Activity: New Teacher Induction/Community Travel; Activity: School Safety Survey; Resources; 4 Beyond Open Houses. Scenario: Positive MeetingWhat Families Want; When; Notes; Interactive Meetings; Translation; Materials; Individual Conferences; Respect; Beyond Open House; Classroom Events; Targeted Events; Schoolwide Events; Community-School Partnership Events; Activity: Jump Rope Songs; Activity: Grocery Store Flyers; Activity: Book Writing; Activity: Standardized Testing; Activity: High School Preparation; Activity: College Preparation; Activity: Job Fair; Activity: Gardening; Activity: Presentations by Other Organizations; Activity: Continuing Education; Resources; 5 Making the Most of Family Contacts. Scenario: Report Card ConferencesCultural Differences; Underlying Assumptions; Scenario: Lack of Engagement; Relationship Building; Communication; Translation; Notes and Newsletters; School Phone; Conferences; Teacher Home Visit Program; Community Outreach; Families to Families; Designated Parent Space; Open Communication; Activity: Identifying Underlying Assumptions; Activity: Family Prompts; Activity: What Would You Do?; Resources; 6 Keeping the Momentum Going at Home; Scenario: Challenges Faced at Home; Homework; Beyond Homework; Activity: Clothes from Around the World. Activity: Nutrition and HealthActivity: Vocabulary Expansion from Home; Activity: Family Interviews; Activity: Saving Money; Activity: Buddy Bag; Activity: Grocery Store Math; Activity: Online Read-Alouds; Activity: Community Involvement; Resources; 7 Challenging Situations; Scenario: Active Child; Challenging Families; Families With Children Who Have Special Needs; Scenario: Documentation; Residency Status; Children in Poverty; Health Issues; Angry Families; Language as a Resource; Conclusions; Activity: Community Resources; Activity: Language Resources; Resources.

Abstract:

Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at s.

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