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    Lets Try: A Family Room

    1/14/10 - Ferguson, Dianne

    Schools need to welcome families, and many schools are not very welcoming. One way is to create a space in the school where family members can come to meet and talk with other families, teachers, and other community members and professionals

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    Lets Try: Conversation Cards

    1/14/10 - Ferguson, Dianne

    Conversation cards provide family members with information about the classroom schedule, the organization of the room, and common activities so they can ask more directed questions. This strategy works really well in elementary and sometimes middle schools to give families a way to hold a richer conversation with their children about the day’s events.

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    Lets Try: Family Connections Newsletter

    1/14/10 - Ferguson, Dianne

    Lots of schools use newsletters, consider adding the following sections or columns that focus on “Family Connections.” Report summaries of what you learn from parents. Offer descriptions and explanations of school initiatives and policies. Suggest things families can do together at home that will reinforce student learning.

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    Lets Try: Family Fad Classes

    1/14/10 - Ferguson, Dianne

    Lots of schools have special classes or times during the year when teachers get to offer a class or a series of classes on favorite topics like gardening, dancing, stargazing, photography, or knitting, to name a few. Encourage family members to offer Family Fad Classes on topics they treasure and enjoy. The list could be endless and tailored to every age level. The classes could be a single session or a series.

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions.

    1/1/06 - Francis, D., Rivera, M. , Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 1 of 3: This book, released in October 2006, is the first in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. It provides evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and teachers in K-12 settings who seek to make informed decisions about instruction and academic interventions for ELLs. The domains of focus include reading and mathematics, and the recommendations apply to both a class-wide instructional format and individualized...

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for serving adolescent newcomers.

    1/5/09 - Francis, D. , Rivera, M., Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 2 of 3: TThis book, released in October 2006, is the second in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. This document was written primarily for the group of ELLs who are adolescent newcomers to the United States and who have a relatively short period of time in which to simultaneously develop academic language skills and master grade-level content. It provides evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and teachers in...

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    Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for the use of accomodations in large scale assessments.

    1/5/09 - Francis, D., Rivera, M. , Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H.

    Book 3 of 3: This book, released in October 2006, is the third in a series of three Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners. NCLB has increased awareness of the academic needs and achievement of ELLs as schools, districts, and states are held accountable for teaching English and content knowledge to ELLs. ELLs present a unique set of challenges to educators because of the central role played by academic language proficiency in the acquisition and assessment of...

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    What is service learning: A guide for parents

    1/3/09 - Kaye, C.B.

    Service learning takes place in schools and youth groups across America. Service-learning connects classroom studies with the natural caring and concern young people have for their world. Service-learning allows young people to contribute to solving problems by helping others in their school community, their neighborhood, or around the world. When students apply what they are learning in ways that help others, the results are memorable. Students gain lessons that last a lifetime. While...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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