Afterschool Providing Key Literacy Supports to English Language Learner Students

This issue brief highlights the challenges English language learners (ELLs) face in developing literacy proficiency and articulates how afterschool programs can play a central role in providing the supports to help ELL students thrive in school, work, and life. For example, out-of-school time (OST) programs can offer a culturally sensitive atmosphere, literacy-related activities that promote motivation and interest, and opportunities for family engagement. The brief includes examples from five states of activities for ELL youth. 

Related Topics
Supportive Learning Environment
School & Community Partnerships
Family and Community Engagement
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Dual Language Learners
Special needs
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool Alliance and Dollar General Afterschool
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Issue brief
5 pages
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