This is a repost from 2014. I ask the language community: “Who is going to orchestrate the obvious changes needed in ELA to get them up to speed with the research?” Someone has to do that. The chasm between WL and ELA pedagogy needs to be bridged:
We have 2000 ELA instructors in Denver Public Schools, yet there are only 100 WL teachers in the district. I have often lamented the fact that Krashen’s research is not fully appreciated by the ELA folks (it is given lip service only) and that if a bridge could be built between them and us, so that we work together, it could really help the kids in their struggles to learn a second language.