Building Background for English Learners

Latina elementary student raising her hand
Illustration from the article by Echevarria

I’d like to recommend a recent article by Jana Echevarria, one of the authors of the SIOP Model books. Her treatment of the importance of building background for our English Language Learners would make good reading for any teacher, but especially for those with students who have limited English proficiency.

You can read the article here.