Every student has a right to see themselves as capable, independent learners. This text provides teachers with practical strategies, scaffolds, and structures to create perfect conditions for experienced multilinguals' long-term success.
Long-term Success for Experienced Multilinguals is a treasure of strategies designed to address inequities in ESL education, yet as a bonus, these strategies are ideal for struggling students as well. These strategies can be combined in numerous ways for a variety of lesson plans that can easily be changed as the students’ skill levels increase so that all students can be successful.
Tan Huynh and Beth Skelton have created a resource that will increase academic success for experienced multilingual students, certainly a must-have for all educators. The importance and relevancy of the book is incredibly timely and desperately needed in the field of education. The book is very practical and reflects the reality of language services for ML students as well as a realistic lens of the professional learning needs of general education teachers today as well as leadership.
I think that this may be the only practical guide written to truly help the teacher of Experienced Multilinguals and provide resources that support and help Experienced Multilinguals progress and flourish. The authors guide teachers through planning, through collaborating, through revising lessons, and through resources.
Long Term Success for Experienced Multilinguals will make a great addition to schools’ professional development libraries. Considering the growth in student population that now fall under the category of LTEL, the book makes a great case for changing to an asset-based name and definition, while explaining clearly how to implement a new framework for instruction and assessment planning. The ideas presented in the framework are clear and structured in an easy way to follow and implement.
From the first few sentences, readers can see that the authors know our students and their needs. They understand characteristics of today’s students, their strengths, and what they truly struggle with. The vignettes could be my students, my schools and my teachers. The authors understand how schools are structured and provide realistic next steps for teachers to put recent impactful language development research into effective practice.
The book is full of so many valuable resources and plans for how to improve teaching and learning. I wish all teachers I work with would read it and implement the strategies.
This is a visually inviting book with strengths-based approaches for enhancing the success of experienced multilingual learners! Targeted for middle and secondary content area teachers in the U.S. and international schools, the authors’ metaphorical instructional framework is easily relatable and applicable across contexts.
I love the term experienced multilinguals as it honors the spirit of what students can do with their assets and talents that were not given opportunities to flourish. This term would alert teachers that experienced multilinguals need new challenges, social emotional attention, and a change from the 'traditional language and literacy' approaches that have not worked for them and other multilinguals.
"Absolutely LOVE and APPRECIATE this book - it offers such practical guidance and thought-provoking mic-drop moments from the authors. Skelton and Huynh help us to flip the script when serving experienced multilingual students. The graphics by Jen Giffen capture big moments of the text that we can take away to our colleagues and teammates. The content of the book is very digestible, and there are so many great graphics that accompany the message."