Some of the strategies advocated by the authors include: teachers have to create a supportive and hospitable learning environment for the learners. A welcoming environment is a necessity since most of the learners are in various levels of acculturation. As such, they are still familiarizing themselves with the foreign culture, language and school. Next, teachers in learning institutions should implement effective and tested strategies. For example, interactive teaching strategies are vital for ELLS. In addition to these strategies, the authors argued that incorporating a variety of assessments in the ELLS learning activities is beneficial. These assessments pinpoint the progress and advancement rate of various ELLS. Moreover, challenging lessons that reflect high expectations from ELLS encourage them to learn quickly. A lot of American teachers have a deficit perspective of American English Language Learners. This view discourages the ELLS from excelling in their studies. Lastly, the authors urge the teachers to engage parents of ELLS in their children’s education. By incorporating these strategies, teachers will have an idea or notion of how to work with diverse students, specifically English language learners.
First, will teachers attend programs to familiarize themselves with these strategies? This is an appropriate question since teachers would be better equipped to handle ELLS if they attended these programs. The teachers would be guided by experts on how to handle American English Language Learners. As such, they will be in a better position rather than reading these strategies themselves.
Secondly, how will the teachers deal with parents who are reluctant in being part of the children’s education? Some parents might not support their children’s education. Therefore, how will FCS teachers handle this situation?
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