The goal of the nine family and caregiver activity sheets in this educator's guide is to provide families and caregivers with simple, fun activities they can use with their children to strengthen their language. The activities were designed using recommendations from the 2014 What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (EL Practice Guide). This companion guide for educators is designed to provide educators with the following: (1) a brief summary of the EL Practice Guide and its recommendations and practices, (2) an understanding of how the activities help scaffold children's language and literacy development across the content areas, and (3) specific supports and strategies to help families and caregivers make the most of the activities.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
Family and Community Involvement