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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 4 u Introduction • Chapter 3 presents ideas to help you plan a program for dual- language learners. • Chapter 4 outlines how children develop their first and second language and explains how teachers can enhance this development. • Chapter 5 offers strategies to support immigrant families. • Chapter 6 presents tips on setting up an effective environment and curriculum for dual-language learners. • Chapter 7 discusses how to teach English as a second language in a multilingual classroom. • Chapter 8 gives ideas for honoring and supporting home languages. • Chapter 9 helps you assess your environment, instruction, and program quality as well as your students’ learning and their fami- lies’ perceptions. The examples in this book come from real life. In some cases, I was the teacher. In other cases, I observed the situations during classroom visits. To protect the participants’ privacy, I have changed all names and locations. At the end of each chapter, I offer reflection questions to help you review what you’ve read and consider your own situation. You can use the questions individually or in dialogue with colleagues. Throughout the book, I provide techniques, checklists, handouts, and tips to aid you in program planning and professional development. An exclamation point icon (such as the one to the left of this paragraph) lets you know you’re about to encounter a helpful tip and makes quick reference to the infor- mation easy as you do your important work. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL