The good news about English learners

Sarah Mantegna

Abstract


This article describes how one teacher re-discovered the good news about English learners.  It offers a counternarrative to the prevailing negative discourse surrounding these students and offers teachers ideas for engaging their students in tasks that bring out the good news.

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English learners; multimodal; task based; Common Core

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