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Becoming Bilingual - Fact Sheet

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

For a teacher who speaks only English, having students who speak another language can be a daunting prospect. How do teachers teach English Language Learners (ELL) to read in a new language? "Becoming Bilingual" visits schools and programs in El Paso, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Long Beach, California; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Woodburn, Oregon, to highlight the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.

SERIES INFORMATION

"Becoming Bilingual" is the seventh episode of the award-winning PBS series "Launching Young Readers."

HOST

Rita Moreno

PROGRAM LENGTH

30 minutes

UNDERWRITER

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

CREDITS

Executive producer: Noel Gunther; Producer/writer: Christian Lindstrom; Co-producer: Keisha Dyson

PRODUCER

WETA/Reading Rockets

PROJECT

Reading Rockets is an ongoing multimedia project of public broadcaster WETA Washington, D.C. The project looks at how young children learn to read, why so many kids struggle and what can be done about it.

WEB SITE

www.ReadingRockets.org

CONTACT

Laurie Fry
503.399.7999
L.Fry@comcast.net

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