Effective Practices for English Learners: Core and Supplemental Biliteracy Instruction for English Learners

Tue, 09/25/2018
Author(s): Alba Ortiz, Laura McFarland, Daniel Heiman, Lucinda Soltero-Gonzalez, John Hoover, Leticia Romero Grimaldo, Shannon Giroir, Greg Roberts, Sharon Vaughn
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

This brief is the fourth in a series for school leaders, educators, and policymakers charged with imple­menting or supporting multi-tiered instruction that meet the needs of English learners (ELs). This brief summarizes the work of three model demonstration projects that implement research-based practices for the successful delivery of core and supplemental literacy instruction for ELs in urban, near-urban, and rural schools. Brief 4 includes three major sections: (a) an overview of biliteracy and bilingual education, (b) a framework for biliteracy instruction, and (c) examples of the principles of biliteracy instruction in practice in project schools.