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Why Do English Learners Struggle With Reading?

2nd Edition

Distinguishing Language Acquisition From Learning Disabilities

John J. Hoover; Leonard M. Baca; Janette K. Klingner
eISBN-13: 9781506341361

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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. 



"This book provides a wealth of information on ELs within the RTI process. The authors provide a number of practical checklists that can be used by any school district. Very few books address the topic as well as this one does."

Jennifer Urbach, Associate Professor

University of Northern Colorado



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ISBNs 9781506326498, 9781506326498, 1506341365, 9781506341361
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Edition 2nd