Conference for Academic Research in Education
Las Vegas, NV
The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in elementary and secondary education continues to increase and diversify. To serve the needs of this student population, both P12 school libraries and university level curriculum materials libraries must modify their collections to prepare ELL students and classroom educators for success. One such college library recently undertook a project in which we surveyed the literature and current practice regarding ELL collections and services. This presentation covers the results of this study and encourages the provision of a diverse range of quality materials. Grounded in the specific context of one large school district, as well as the broader context of changing U.S. demographics, recommendations include acquiring materials that support the home languages of students and maximizing visibility of other unique formats that will benefit ELLs and other student populations, such as graphic novels and hi-lo books.
Library and Information Science
Recommended Practices for Library Collections for English Language Learners.
Presentation at Conference for Academic Research in Education,
Las Vegas, NV.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/197