If you are looking for a quick and easy summer read about young English language learners (ELLs), then you may want to take a look at this book. Like many of you, summer is my chance to catch up on personal and professional reading. Earlier this week, the book Basics of Supporting Dual Language Learners: An Introduction for Educators of Children from Birth through Age 8 found its way onto my desk. It is written by Karen N. Nemeth and published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
First let me briefly clarify that the term dual language learners (DLL) is used by some preschool and early childhood programs instead of ELL. In fact, DLL is the official term used by NAEYC, the Office of Head Start and the Council for Exceptional Children Divison for Early Childhood. In a nutshell, DLL is used to describe a young child who is growing up with exposure to, and simultaneously learning,