How can teachers of Latino English language learners actively engage their students' families in helping ELLs succeed in school? In this powerful book, David Campos, Rocio Delgado, and Mary Esther Soto Huerta provide guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino ELLs. REACHING OUT TO LATINO FAMILIES OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS includes practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, that can help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families' knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home. In addition, the authors offer information on aspects of Latino culture relevant to student learning; provide lists of websites and books on Latino culture and of Latino-themed children's books for use with students; and outline a framework that educators can use to create a "campus task force" for engaging Latino families in student learning.The more families of Latino ELLs learn about the curriculum, policies, and procedures of their children's schools, the more comfortable they will be collaborating with teachers. Likewise, the more educators learn about their students' backgrounds, the better able they will be to help them in the classroom.
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