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Developing Reading and Writing in Second-Language LearnersDeveloping Reading and Writing in Second-Language Learners
Learn more about this accessible summary of the full report from the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth.

Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners Learn more about CAL's work on this adolescent ELL literacy study.

Resource Corner

CAL Digests
Browse of our collection of free downloadable digests

CAELA Resources
The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) has a large collection of briefs, digests, and other free resources, many of which are related to adult literacy education.
Click here to browse CAELA's ESL Resource Collection.

 

Literacy Education

Publications and Resources

CAL offers books, digests, and other resources for educators, researchers, and others interested in literacy education. Review our resources highlighted here or browse our complete collection of print and online resources.

Books

The Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy from Grade 3 to 5: A Summary of Findings from the CAL/CREDE Study of Two-Way Immersion Education

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth

Developing Reading and Writing in Second-Language Learners: Lessons from the Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth

Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States

Making Meaning, Making Change: Participatory Curriculum Development for Adult ESL Literacy

Reading and Adult English Language Learners: A Review of the Research

What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

Short Reports

Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners

The Effects of Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs on the Story Comprehension and Thematic Understanding of English Proficient and Limited English Proficient Students

Literacy, Work, and Education Reform

Native Language Literacy Instruction for Adults: Patterns, Issues, and Promises

Successful Transition into Mainstream English: Effective Strategies for Studying Literature

Videos

Engaging Students in Reading Comprehension Using Instructional Conversation

Why Reading Is Hard (with viewers’ guide)

Online Resources

Framework for Quality Professional  Development for Practitioners Working With Adult English Language Learners (CAELA Network)

How Should Adult ESL Reading Instruction Differ from ABE Reading Instruction? (CAELA)

Digests and Briefs

Cross-Age Tutoring in the Literacy Club

Education for Adult English Language Learners in the United States: Trends, Research, and Promising Practices NEW

Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language Literacy

Generation 1.5 Students and College Writing

Integrated Content and Language Instruction NEW

Research Insights on Second Language Writing Instruction

Scaffold for School-Home Collaboration: Enhancing Reading and Language Development

Singable Books: Sing and Read Your Way to English Proficiency NEW

Thematic Literature and Curriculum for English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education

Think Aloud Protocols:Teaching Reading Processes to Young Bilingual Students

What Elementary Teachers Need to Know About Language

Working with Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy: Research, Practice, and Professional Development NEW

Browse our complete collection of digests.