Laura Reyes

Laura Reyes is a dual language fifth- and sixth-grade teacher who also teaches English as a second language at a community college. She has 24 years of experience teaching at all grade levels.
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Developing Vocabulary for Latino Students

Categories: School Improvement

This post is part of an ongoing series on the topic of Eliminating the Achievement Gap for Latino Students.

By the time the Latino student is six years old the achievement gap has already begun. According to Katherine Magnuson, “Most if not all gaps are due to economic disadvantages.” As teachers, we have no control over students’ economic situations; however, research shows that we can have an impact on their vocabulary by utilizing techniques and strategies that have resulted in academic achievement.

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