ILA Resource Collection: Strategies for Multilingual Learners, Ages 5–11


A welcoming environment that embraces multilingual learners’ wealth of knowledge and cultural assets is one that avoids deficit mind-sets and helps to ensure linguistic equity in the literacy classroom.

This ILA Resource Collection focuses on ways in which educators can move beyond labels and center the lives of their linguistically diverse students by focusing on areas such as writing instruction, family engagement, translanguaging strategies, and more.


About the Resource Collection


All of the products listed below are included in the collection price.

Standard: $35.00
Members: $30.00

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Lucía Cárdenas Curiel on Creating Spaces That Support Emergent Multilingual Learners

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Lucía Cárdenas Curiel on Creating Spaces That Support Emergent Multilingual Learners

How educators can challenge existing linguistic and cultural inequities in the classroom.

Speaker(s): Lucía Cárdenas Curiel


Guofang Li on Culturally Reciprocal Teaching

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Guofang Li on Culturally Reciprocal Teaching

Effective approaches for immigrant students, including engaging in genuine, mutual learning of their cultural knowledge, experiences, and practices.

Speaker(s): Guofang Li


Carmen Agra Deedy on Growing Up as an English Learner

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Carmen Agra Deedy on Growing Up as an English Learner

The award-winning author on the coping strategies she developed as a struggling reader, and how she eventually developed a lifechanging love of words.

Speaker(s): Carmen Agra Deedy


Katie Lett on Lessons Learned From Teaching Immigrant and Refugee Students

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Katie Lett on Lessons Learned From Teaching Immigrant and Refugee Students

What one teacher has learned about what it means to be a changemaker through working with students and families from 17+ countries. *This video is excerpted from a full session.

Speaker(s): Katie Lett


Beyond the "English Learner" Label: Recognizing the Richness of Bi/Multilingual Students’ Linguistic Repertoires

Beyond the "English Learner" Label: Recognizing the Richness of Bi/Multilingual Students’ Linguistic Repertoires

A look at how to build on the strengths of English learners to support their language and literacy learning.

Author(s): Ramón Antonio Martínez


Bringing Bilingualism to the Center of Guided Reading Instruction

Bringing Bilingualism to the Center of Guided Reading Instruction

How teachers can support emergent bilinguals’ reading while honoring their bilingualism.

Author(s): Laura Ascenzi-Moreno, Rebecca Quiñones


Code-Meshing and Writing Instruction in Multilingual Classrooms

Code-Meshing and Writing Instruction in Multilingual Classrooms

An instructional framework that incorporates multiple languages into classrooms and broadens how to approach writing instruction for linguistically diverse students.

Author(s): Alice Y. Lee, Lara J. Handsfield


Seven Tips for Teachers of Newcomer Emergent Bilingual Students

Seven Tips for Teachers of Newcomer Emergent Bilingual Students

Practical suggestions for building healthy relationships and facilitating positive learning experiences.

Author(s): Amelia Ashworth Cain


Translanguaging and Literacies

Translanguaging and Literacies

Translanguaging and how it can be used to deepen multilingual students’ understandings of texts, develop students’ sense of confianza (confidence), and foster critical metalinguistic awareness.

Author(s): Ofelia García, Jo Anne Kleifgen


Multilingual Family Engagement: Shifting the Focus From What Families Need to How They Can Lead

Multilingual Family Engagement: Shifting the Focus From What Families Need to How They Can Lead

How building integrated communities and sustaining families’ multiliteracies and languages is essential to engaging families of bi/multilingual learners.

Author(s): Lisa M. Dorner, Kim Song, Sujin Kim, Lina Trigos-Carrillo