Elementary ELLs

These guides offer a wide range of strategies and lessons for reading, writing, math, and content instruction for grades PreK-5. A number of the books also offer suggestions for classroom set-up and management, with tips for creating learning centers, word walls, and classroom libraries that foster language and literacy.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners: PreK-2

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.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

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.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners

Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners

More than a decade of implementation has generated new insights into what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which essential frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders. Essentially a roadmap to the many different ways we can all work together, this second edition of Collaborating for English Learners features: 

English Language Learners: Day by Day K-6

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.

Hands-On English Language Learning: Early Years

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.

It's About Time: Planning Interventions and Extentions in Elementary School

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.

Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society

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.

Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners

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.

Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners: Grades K-4

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.

Supporting English Language Learners: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators

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.

Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities

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.

The Inner World of the Immigrant Child

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.