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REL West, Northwest, and Northeast and Islands Event: Helping Young English Learners at Home: Simple and Fun Activities to Strengthen Language Development
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February 3, 2021

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific

Location: Virtual

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Description: As many school buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to engage families and caregivers to support learning outside the classroom.

This webinar, developed by RELs West, Northwest, and Northeast & Islands, is designed for district and school staff working with English learner students in grades K–5 and their families. It will highlight the 2014 What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School and share nine activity sheets based on the practice guide as well as an associated Educator’s Guide. The activity sheets are available in English and Spanish for parents and caregivers to use with their children at home.

Participants will increase their understanding of:

  • Research-based practices in the What Works Clearinghouse 2014 English Learner Practice Guide
  • Ways the family and caregiver activity sheets (FCAs) can be used to strengthen language development of their children at home with simple and fun activities
  • Ideas for reaching out and supporting families and caregivers as they use the FCAs

Audience: This webinar is intended to support district and school staff working with English learner students in grades K–5 and their families.


  • Johnpaul Lapid, REL West
  • Heidi Larson, REL Northeast & Islands
  • Karen Pérez, Parent
  • Kelli Scardina, REL Northwest
  • Lori Van Houten, REL West

Report Citation: Baker, S., Lesaux, N., Jayanthi, M., Dimino, J., Proctor, C. P., Morris, J., Gersten, R., Haymond, K., Kieffer, M. J., Linan-Thompson, S., & Newman-Gonchar, R. (2014). Teaching academic content and literacy to English learners in elementary and middle school (NCEE 2014-4012). National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Laura Buckner
(415) 615-3374
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