English Language Development - Guidelines for Instruction

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This article synthesizes research that provides guidelines for ELD (English language development) instruction. Many resources, such as theory, ELD standards, practitioner experience, and published programs, might provide such guidance. We focus on individual studies and research syntheses that point to how educators might provide effective ELD instruction—instruction that focuses specifically on helping English learners develop English language skills and that is delivered in a portion of the school day separate from the academic content that all students need to learn.


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Date created July 2013


Author Saunders, William M.
Author Goldenberg, Claude
Author Marcelletti, David


Subject English
Subject English learners
Subject English development
Subject English guidelines
Genre Article

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Saunders, W., Goldenberg, C., & Marcelletti, D. (2013). English Language Development - Guidelines for Instruction. American Educator, 37(2), 13-25.


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