According to the US Department of Education (2016) “newcomers refer to any foreign-born students and their families who have recently arrived in the United States”. Programming and Instruction must be designed to specifically meet students’ English language development and grade-level content needs while also addressing the student’s social and emotional needs.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition. (2016). Newcomer Tool Kit. Washington, DC: Author.
For more information see the following resources:
Colorin Colorado resource- Classroom Connections: Immigration in the Curriculum