Beginning English Learners

Reading Features

This snapshot shows the following key reading features of beginning English learners: “1) read short ‘chunks’, control to include the little English they know such as language that is high-frequency, concrete, and recently practiced, and 2) have difficulty decoding most grade-appropriate English text because they struggle significantly with sounds in spoken English words and with sound-symbol relationships due to differences between their primary language and English.” (ELPS, 2009)