See What Parents Have to Say About attending a Literacy Program

See What Parents Have Say About attending a Literacy Program When parents attend a meaningful literacy program, they really enjoy it. Especially when they receive books and materials and coaching on how to use the books with their children. Everything starts to change for the positive and they learn English skills in class with the teacher and with their own … Read More

Bilingual Awareness Growing Across the Country

All across the nation we are seeing the rise of dual language programs. These programs teach in both English and a second language, and they are flourishing. Teachers and educators are seeing the benefit of these programs for both English-language learners and those fluent in English. Dual language programs are showing great promise in in promoting a bi-literate awareness and … Read More

Learning a Second Language

Learning a second language is referred to as Second Language Acquisition, and is a major undertaking in any language. How long it takes to acquire a second language will also vary from person to person, based on a variety of reasons. Kids at schools across America are learning English at faster rates than their non-English speaking parents and some kids … Read More

The White House Selects The Latino Family Literacy Project™ for Bright Spot in Hispanic Education

The White House announced on September 15, 2015, that The Latino Family Literacy Project™ is one of the Bright Spots in Excellence for Hispanic Education. The Project was selected because it offers a culturally relevant and bilingual approach to parent involvement for English-language learners, and promotes early learning, English-language development, home family reading routines, and college awareness. “There has been … Read More

A New Book Collection that Addresses the Word Gap and the Praise Gap

In 1995, researchers Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley published a groundbreaking study that found that there is a 30-million word gap between children from low-income families and children from higher-income families. They called it “the early catastrophe.” This immense word gap sets the stage for everything that would come later in a child’s life. They discovered this by conducting … Read More

Family Phonics™: A New ELL Parent Engagement Tool

Family Phonics™ is a new program and tool for engaging English-language learner (ELL) parents helps schools provide a fun and effective approach for Parent Engagement with the parents of English Learners. Family Phonics™ is our newest program that helps ESL teachers who work with Spanish speaking parents so that parents can learn basic phonemic awareness, in order to help their … Read More

New Jersey Focus on Parent Engagement for English Learners

New Jersey Focus on Parent Engagement for English Learners “Research indicates a strong association between parent involvement with a child’s education both at home and at school and student performance in school. Engaging parents is particularly important for English learners and students from low‐income families.  In fact, greater parent involvement is correlated with higher student test scores and better grades for … Read More

Getting Parents of English Learners Involved in California Public Schools

english learners in california California law states, “the government and the public schools of California have a moral obligation and a constitutional duty to provide all of California’s children, regardless of their ethnicity or national origins, with the skills necessary to become productive members of our society, and of these skills, literacy in the English language is among the most … Read More

English Learners in Texas Public Schools

English Learners in Texas Public Schools Texas public schools have the intent of ensuring that all students become competent in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending the English Language. However, almost a quarter of Texas’ student population are at a disadvantage when classes are provided only in English. According to the Snapshot of English Language Learners (ELLs) in Texas by the Texas … Read More

Award-Winning Bilingual Books & Parent Programs with English Learners

Below are award-winning bilingual books published by Lectura Books for The Latino Family Literacy Project™. Parents who are Spanish-speakers and English-speakers enjoy these bilingual books with their children because these stories are culturally relevant and meaningful. And that means that they have so much more to talk about when they read them with their children. These books are in our … Read More