English as an Accelerated Language: A Call to Action for Reading Teachers

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Abstract

The number of students entering US public school classrooms with a first language other than English continues to grow. Despite recommendations that these students be supported in their first language and afforded four to seven years to become academically proficient, English-language learners are commonly expected to become sufficiently fluent in English. Mohr offers suggestions in improving the English-as-a-second language instruction.

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  • Kathleen A.J. Mohr

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