Engaging ELL Families: 20 Strategies for School Leaders

Lydia Breiseth, Kristina Robertson, and Susan Lafond
June 2015 | Colorín Colorado

This resource from Colorín Colorado describes 20 strategies that school leaders and teachers can use to engage families who have a home language other than English. The strategies focus on communicating and engaging with families and how to foster an inclusive setting in which families feel welcome. The guide includes an introduction as well as additional resources and is organized around six themes: (1) family connections, (2) communication, (3) parent participation, (4) parents as leaders, (5) community partnerships, and (6) action planning.