Conduct formative assessments with English learners using English language measures of phonological processing, letter knowledge, and word and text reading.
Provide focused, intensive small-group interventions for English learners determined to be at risk for reading problems.
Provide high-quality vocabulary instruction throughout the day.
Ensure that the development of formal or academic English is a key instructional goal for English learners, beginning in the primary grades.
Ensure that teachers of English learners devote approximately 90 minutes a week to instructional activities in which pairs of students at different ability levels or different English language proficiencies work together on academic tasks in a structured fashion.
This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Optimal Solutions Group under contract ED-05-CO-0026 and by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.