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

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.

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