ILA Resource Collection: Strategies for Multilingual Learners, Ages 12+


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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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


Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera on Developing a Critical Bilingual Literacies Approach to Teaching

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Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera on Developing a Critical Bilingual Literacies Approach to Teaching

Their 3 T’s framework—topics, texts, and translanguaging—and what it looks like in elementary through high school classrooms. *This video is excerpted from a full session.

Speaker(s): Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera


Global Citizenship as Literacy: A Critical Reflection for Teaching Multilingual Writers

Global Citizenship as Literacy: A Critical Reflection for Teaching Multilingual Writers

How understanding the role of global citizenship in literacy learning spaces is a crucial practice for sustaining adolescent and young adult students’ multilingualism.

Author(s): Sara P. Alvarez, Amy J. Wan


Meaningful Writing Opportunities: Write-Alouds and Dialogue Journaling With Newcomer and English Learner High Schoolers

Meaningful Writing Opportunities: Write-Alouds and Dialogue Journaling With Newcomer and English Learner High Schoolers

Practical instruction grounded in students’ identities that engages them in meaningful learning and interactions.

Author(s): Rebecca E. Linares


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


Translanguaging Practices and Perspectives of Four Multilingual Teens

Translanguaging Practices and Perspectives of Four Multilingual Teens

A look at four cases of students using languages other than English to make sense of the world in and outside of school.

Author(s): Shannon M. Daniel, Mark B. Pacheco


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


Instruction That Works With Emergent Bilingual Students

Instruction That Works With Emergent Bilingual Students

On the need to support bi/multilingual learners with instruction that is interactive, cognitively challenging, strength based, and filled with authentic experiences.

Author(s): Amanda P. Goodwin, Robert Jiménez