Why Do English Language Learners Struggle With Reading?

Distinguishing Language Acquisition From Learning Disabilities

Second Edition
John J. Hoover | Leonard M. Baca | Janette Kettmann Klingner, PhD
  • Pages 272
  • Format 7" x 10"
  • Product Code 9781506326498 ( MR #064470 )

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Make the right instructional and eligibility decisions to help your English Learners!

Do your students’ reading difficulties reflect language acquisition issues or a learning disability? Now in an updated second edition, this essential guide helps educators make informed, accurate choices about strategies and services to support English Learners.
Developed for general and special education teachers and service providers, this trusted resource offers a variety of research-based best practices, and includes
  • Nine common misconceptions that can lead to wrongful placement of students in special education
  • Theories of second language acquisition
  • Select evidence-based methods for teaching reading to students learning English
  • Issues to consider and techniques to use when assessing students for special education and making data-based decisions
  • Role of cultural influences in reading instruction
  • Expanded coverage of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
Readers will find helpful vignettes, checklists, and suggestions that support outstanding teaching practices and appropriate, effective use of assessment and referrals.