Current Research

Reading: Grades 4-6

Reading Instruction for English Language Learners

This section of Colorín Colorado's website cites research and recommendations for reading instruction and ELLs. The reports are organized by category and grade level.

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners

This resource reports the findings of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. The formal charge to the panel-a distinguished group of expert researchers in reading, language, bilingualism, research methods, and education-was to identify, assess, and synthesize research on the education of language-minority children and youth with respect to their attainment of literacy.

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (English Language Learners)

This intervention report from What Works Clearing House found that the "Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies Program," have potentially positive effects on reading achievement for English language learners.
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Developing Reading and Writing in Second-Language Learners

This book was created as a summary of the full volume, Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners, reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on language-minority children and youth.