This book is a must-have for anyone who teaches ELLs in Pre-K through second grade. Each chapter is packed with practical, research-based strategies that teachers can immediately put to use in their own classrooms. The discussion focuses on working with ELL families, choosing appropriate instructional materials for ELLs, and effective instructional practices in: oral language development, assessment, writing, comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics.
Product Description: Jane Hill and Kathleen Flynn have examined decades of research, interviewed mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classrooms, and reviewed the classroom recommendations the seminal Classroom Instruction That Works (2001) through an ELL lens. The result is a comprehensive guide to helping elementary school students at all levels of English language acquisition succeed.
In this user-friendly and much needed resource book, ELL experts Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove provide a blueprint for the what, where, when, why, who, and how of collaboration on behalf of ELLs. They explore the role of school culture, instructional programs, and administrator support in collaboration and offer detailed examples and recommendations for addressing scheduling considerations, developing co-teaching models, and implementing both informal and formal collaboration initiatives with ELLs' needs in mind.
During her experience as an ESL and bilingual teacher, Christina Celic has compiled a number of practical strategies for creating an effective and welcoming learning environment in her classroom. In this guide, she shares hands-on approaches for classroom set-up and management, creating a class profile, determining appropriate homework assignments, and incorporating content learning throughout the classroom and curriculum. The first chapter, focusing on classroom set-up, is available on the publisher website.
This guidebook provides thematic units appropriate for early elementary ELLs or, in some cases, for older newcomers with limited literacy and vocabulary skills. While the standards and content are designed for Canadian schools, the units provide a wide variety of vocabulary, enrichment, and communication activities on topics such as the classroom, the alphabet and counting, weather, and mapping skills. Flash cards, worksheets, and activities are included on a supplementary CD-ROM. Excerpts available on publisher website.
Contributors to this volume share ideas for impacting student learning through high-quality interventions and enrichment time. Readers will discover techniques and tools to develop a viable curriculum, create effective common assessments, re-think daily schedules, and pair intervention efforts with technology to meet the needs of today's students. Contributor Brian Butler is featured in our Meet the Experts section, discussing the professional learning community at Mason Crest Elementary School in Annandale, VA.
Product Description: One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know? Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants.
Product Description: Even the most experienced teacher can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of children from different language backgrounds. Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to open the doors of literacy and learning for young English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time.
This practical and accessible guide is organized around the five key components of reading instruction. The authors begin each section with a clear description of why instruction in that particular component is important and what that instruction should look like. The book includes descriptions of more than 60 lessons that can be adapted for many different levels of instruction, as well as a very useful glossary of terms related to literacy and English language learning.
Learn how to help ELLs thrive in the classroom and school community from veteran educator Farin A. Houk. Written in a style that is thoughtful, compassionate, and easy to read, Houk offers numerous examples and specific strategies to assist school leaders (at the classroom, department, and administrative levels) develop a schoolwide plan for addressing ELLs' needs, allocating resources on behalf of ELLs, providing effective instruction, and becoming advocates at the district and local level.
Product description: This book addresses teachers' expectations of English Language Learners, solutions for the dual-language classroom, how to encourage active participation and social integration, mixed-language whole-class teaching, small groupwork, involving families and communities in school activities, and assessment-an invaluable resource for teaching English Language Learners.
This useful guide presents frequently asked questions from ELL educators, and then provides targeted strategies to address each question. Topics include sociocultural issues, listening, speaking, reading, writing, parent communication, and classroom management.
Product Description: This powerful book tells the story of one teacher's odyssey to understand the inner world of immigrant children, and to create a learning environment that is responsive to these students' feelings and their needs. Featuring the voices and artwork of many immigrant children, this text portrays the immigrant experience of uprooting, culture shock, and adjustment to a new world, and then describes cultural, academic, and psychological interventions that facilitate learning as immigrant students make the transition to a new language and culture.
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