This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Parents is an online resource parent advocates can use to help parents understand the ELL student program available at their child's school. It offers resources related to parent rights under federal education laws and how parents can be involved in their child's education.
Task 1: Reading
guideline: As noted at the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition's website "Children begin to develop language skills in infancy. Whether or not English is your first language isn't important. What's important is talking with your child. To understand the connection between children's early experiences with spoken language and learning to read, think of language as a four-legged stool. The four legs are talking, listening, reading and writing. All four legs are important; each helps to support and balance the other." To aid children's development, it is important for caregivers to help children learn to read.