From Georgina Gonzalez at TEA:
Please see the link below for a new resource on effective literacy and English language instruction for English language learners from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
This "practice guide" is the first in a series of Institute of Education Sciences guides developed by a panel of experts. The guides are intended to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on the types of systemic challenges that cannot currently be addressed by single intervention or programs. This first guide addresses the challenge of providing effective literacy instruction for English learners in the elementary grades. Although the target audience is a broad spectrum of school practitioners such as administrators, curriculum specialists, coaches, staff development specialists and teachers, the more specific objective is to reach district-level administrators with a practice guide that will help them develop practice and policy options for their schools. The guide offers five specific recommendations for district administrators and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these recommendations.
A link to this guide will also be available on the Department's LEP Partnership website