In Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge, Judie Haynes provides a practical resource to help educators who are new to the field of English as a Second Language understand the needs of English language learners. From learning how students acquire a second language to differentiating instruction to exploring practical strategies for teaching newcomers, this book will help educators learn how to create effective learning environments for English language learners.
English language learners (ELLs) often depend on school to learn both the English language and the literacy skills necessary for success in school and throughout life. The rapid increase in the number of ELLs in U.S. schools indicates that all teachers must be equipped to teach these students. However, new and experienced teachers alike continue to report they do not feel prepared to meet these students' language and literacy learning needs. This comprehensive volume provides important and timely information about how best to teach literacy to ELLs. Contributors have come together to share their ideas on important topics such as Increasing engagement and motivation Improving content area Instruction Addressing writing instruction Strengthening home-school connections Providing professional development Each chapter includes a review of relevant theory and research and classroom-based demonstrations of the connections among theory, research, and practice. To help you visualize how these ideas might play out in your own classroom, chapters contain examples of students' oral and written responses and, in many cases, teachers' reflections on how they implemented the recommended practices. Each chapter concludes with questions to help you think about how the information applies to your own classroom. Teachers at all levels of experience can use the practices explored in each chapter to teach students from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, grades, and English proficiency levels. Book jacket.
Books in the Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) across the Curriculum Series are written specifically for pre- and in- service teachers who may not have been trained in ELL techniques, but still find themselves facing the realities and challenges of today's diverse classrooms and learners. Each book provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach ELLs through a given subject area, and how to teach content to ELLs who are at different levels of English language proficiency than the rest of their class. Authored by both language and content area specialists, each volume arms readers with practical, teacher-friendly strategies, and subject-specific techniques. Teaching Science to English Language Learnersoffers science teachers and teacher educators a straightforward approach for engaging ELLs learning science, offering examples of easy ways to adapt existing lesson plans to be more inclusive. The practical, teacher-friendly strategies and techniques included here are proven effective with ELLs, and many are also effective with all students. The book provides context-specific strategies for the full range of the secondary sciences curriculum, including physical science, life science, earth and space science, science as inquiry, and history and nature of science and more. A fully annotated list of web and print resources completes the book, making this a one volume reference to help science teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Special features: practical examples of science exercises make applying theory to practice simple when teaching science to ELLs an overview of the National Science Education Standards offers useful guidelines for effective instructional and assessment practices for ELLs in secondary grades graphs, tables, and illustrations provide additional access points to the text in clear, meaningful ways.
Whether you are a student teacher just beginning to explore English language teaching, an ESL teacher, or a seasoned classroom teacher integrating second language learners into a mainstream K-12 program, Adding English: A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms is a comprehensive source of ideas of advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all subject areas and at all grade levels. In Adding English, Elizabeth Coelho sets out exemplary practices and practical strategies to help you ensure that newcomers feel welcome and supported in your multilingual school and classroom understand the challenges faced by those who are adding English to their repertoire of languages develop your knowledge of the basics of English so that you can support language learners more effectively provide content-based language instruction geared to the needs of English language learners organize a program and plan lessons that meet the needs of all students plan assessment and evaluation activities that take into account the needs of second language learners Presented in a clear, understandable, and highly readable style, the teaching solutions offered in Adding English make it an essential and welcome resource, one that has quickly established itself as a core text in many courses for ESL teachers.
A volume in Research in Science Education Series Editors Dennis W. Sunal, University of Alabama and Emmett L. Wright, Kansas State University The goal of this fourth volume of RISE was to provide a research foundation that demonstrates an agenda to strengthen the preparation and enhancement of teachers of science for regions and states experiencing extensive initial growth of Hispanic ELLs in schools. The goal was carried out through a series of events that led to the planning and subsequent dissemination of research being conducted by various stakeholders throughout the United States. Researchers were first invited from regions of the country that have had a long history of with Hispanic ELLs in classrooms as well as those regions where initial and now extensive growth has occurred only in the past few years. A national conference Science Teacher Education for Hispanic English Language Learners in the Southeast (SHELLS) funded through the National Science Foundation was used as one of the dissemination methods to establish and secure commitments from researchers to a conduct and report research to strengthen teacher preparation for science. The national call for manuscripts requested the inclusion of major priorities and critical research areas, methodological concerns, and concerns and results of implementation of teacher preparation and development programs.
Forty evidence-based strategies for teaching English language learners Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses, a guide for in-service teachers, and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 42 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms provides non-ESL teachers of all content areas a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting. Key Features - TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book. - The 42 strategies are divided into 4 key sections: assessment, management, lesson delivery and instruction, and building home-school connections. - Each strategy includes a discussion of underlying theory, a step-by-step procedure for implementation, a description of the strategy in action, and reflection exercises, which can be completed individually or used for in-class discussion.
In this updated edition of an ASCD bestseller, youll learn proven ideas for how to match instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Plus, read about new ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.
This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to learning disabilities and is written by leaders in the field of learning disabilities. The layout of the book and ordering of chapters will allow readers to follow learning disabilities in a very logical and thoughtful process from legal issues, identification, and assessment, to effective practices and response to intervention finally ending with practical issues of inclusion, working with families, and teacher preparation. Chapters can be read in order or independently which will allow readers considerable versatility. Chapters in the book include: Legal Issues and Learning Disabilities; Themes and Dimensions of Learning Disabilities; Identification and Assessment of Students with LD; Placement of Students with Learning Disabilities; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students who have Learning Disabilities; Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Students with Learning Disabilities; ELL Students and Learning Disabilities; Differentiating Instruction and Students with Learning Disabilities; Interventions for CLD Learners with Learning Disabilities; Positive Behavior Supports and Students with Learning Disabilities.
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Literacy Development with English Learners by Lori Helman (Editor)
Publication Date: 2009-04-15
An indispensable course text and practitioner resource, this teacher-friendly book puts the needs of English language learners (ELLs) front and center. Leading authorities connect current research to effective instructional practices for elementary students with varying degrees of English proficiency. Key components of literacy instruction are addressed, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Chapters also explore how linguistic, sociocultural, psychological, and educational factors shape ELL literacy development, highlighting practical implications for the classroom. Reflection questions and a wealth of illustrative examples enhance the utility of this engaging, tightly edited work.