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Parental Involvement 1 Discuss ways that seem effective for involving ESL parents in the school environment. Parental involvement is the backbone of a child’s education. It is vital to have open lines of communication with parents. Creating a good translation process with the use of the families’ first language as means of communication. Using multimodal (hand written notes, phone calls, or emails) as a form of communication. The teacher can meet the families; learn of their heritage or cultural, their problems, and their strengths. Develop a personal connection with the families’. Educate parents about the ways in which they can help their children with schoolwork and activities. Schedule conferences and meetings according to the family’s available time. Encourage parents volunteer in the classroom and school events. Encourage parents to participate in parent and teacher meetings. Create a welcoming environment for parents to engage in sharing their home cultures. The teacher can look for ways to bring ELL and non-ELL families together.

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