Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015, Copyright © Kappa Delta Pi. Weak classroom instruction and low literacy levels of elementary school students are often associated with teachers who lack a basic understanding of the literacy constructs related to the English language. Is there a similar contributing factor related to the low literacy levels of young English language learners (ELLs)? What do elementary school teachers of ELLs perceive and know relative to evidence-based literacy constructs? Study results indicate that teachers' perceptions and knowledge did not correlate.

author list (cited authors)

  • Barr, S. M., Eslami, Z. R., Joshi, R. M., Slattery, G. P., & Hammer, J.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • December 2015