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Recently, the failure of many children to develop early reading skills that lead to academic and social success has led to national concern. English and are learning English as a second language, often experience particular challenges in developing reading skills in the early grades. Census data, approximately one third of California’s population is of Hispanic origin. Of particular interest to this study were intervention strategies for ELL students showing early signs of reading failure and being identified as having learning disabilities and the resulting professional development concerns of teachers. Continued research efforts must specify how best to provide intervention for students at-risk for reading difficulties. Professional development for teachers is a key ingredient in improving reading outcomes and preventing reading difficulties.
Critical to this project was the design of professional development that would lead to teacher expertise in reading intervention strategies for at-risk students, incorporating sound pedagogical strategies for teaching ELL students. Of particular concern was how to support both novice and experienced teachers given the large number of inexperienced teachers at the participating school site. Assessment tools that reflect the most important aspects of the grade-level curriculum provide information about how an individual student performs within the classroom context. Finally, assessment tools that represent particular requisite skills are very useful in monitoring individual students’ progress. In beginning reading, the three “big ideas” are phonological awareness, alphabetic principle and fluency with connected text. Phonological awareness is the understanding of the different ways that spoken language can be broken into smaller components. ELL students at-risk for experiencing reading failure and being placed unnecessarily into special education.
Project PLUS provided ongoing professional development for teachers in the form of intensive workshops followed by classroom-based coaching and consultation. University-school collaboration is essential for improving both teacher education and school practice. Schools and universities need to foster general and special education collaboration. Early intensive remedial intervention in basic skills is essential to improving achievement outcomes.