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Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

  • Title:Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners
  • Author:David Campos, Mary Esther Huerta, Rocio Delgado
  • Publication Date:2011
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781416612728
  • Publisher:ASCD

It’s troubling that while schools are getting more Latino students, including English learners, these students are more likely to perform below grade level and eventually drop out. So this book proposes that educators everywhere do a better job of developing home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents. Relying on an asset-based approach that draws on the strengths of diversity, the authors guide you through the many ways that culture influences learning, communication, and relationship building, so that you will be inspired to proceed with confidence in reaching out to Latino parents. Explore ways to make get more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students. Learn how to get these parents to express their needs. And discover what’s essential to creating a welcoming environment for Latino families—whether you’re responsible for a single classroom or an entire school. Throughout the guide, you’ll pick up lots of immediately useful tips and strategies for starting and furthering the partnering process with Latino parents, such as

  • Useful phrases and questions for communicating effectively with Latino families.
  • Easy ways to get Latino parents’ expectations and aspirations for their children’s schooling.
  • Best sources for getting information about your students’ family backgrounds.
  • Steps for conducting formal and informal parent-teacher meetings.
  • Advice on how to communicate with these parents about their children’s homework assignments and study skills.
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