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* 1. What do you believe are the most effective instructional strategies or techniques for helping English Language Learners or Bilingual Students improve their reading comprehension?

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* 2. Why do you believe that the strategies and techniques mentioned in your previous answer are more effective than other strategies?

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* 3. Please rate the following statements about English Language Learners.

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To become better readers, English Language Learners and bilingual students need explicit instruction in reading comprehension strategies.
Teacher-led read-alouds are effective tools to help English Language Learners and bilingual students improve their reading comprehension.
English Language Learners and bilingual students need explicit instruction in literacy skills such as summarizing to improve reading comprehension.
Group work helps English Language Learners and bilingual students comprehend texts they find challenging.
Written study questions that ask students to identify basic information in texts help English Language Learners and bilingual students improve their reading comprehension.
English Language Learners and bilingual students have an easier time reading when they work with culturally relevant texts.
Sustained Silent Reading is an effective way to help English Language Learners and bilingual students improve reading comprehension.
There are enough teachers with sufficient preparation to help English Language Learners and bilingual students students improve their reading comprehension.
English Language Learners and Bilingual Students learn more quickly when their first language is incorporated into the learning process.
Poverty and / or educational interruptions are key factors in the academic struggles of my English Language Learners.
English Language Learners and Bilingual students at my school generally have strong literacy skills in their first language.
English Language Learners and Bilingual students are academically successful at my school.

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* 7. How would you describe your school district?

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* 8. Approximately what percentage of students at your school are are categorized as economically disadvantaged?

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* 10. Would you be willing to participate in a brief interview by phone or email about English Language Learners and reading comprehension? If so, please provide your name and a way the researcher can contact you. If not, please simply write "no."

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