Getting Started with English Language Learners

Getting Started with 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 ...

Author: Judie Haynes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416605195

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Whether you're new to teaching English language learners or an old hand, here's a guide that provides you with a firm baseline and can't-miss strategies for boosting the achievement of these students. A teacher with 26 years of experience uses familiar scenarios from actual classrooms to illustrate ideas and advice you can use right away: (1) Six key concepts and six common myths of second language acquisition; (2) Five stages of language acquisition and what to do at each; (3) Four stages of culture shock that newcomers go through before they become comfortable with the language; (4) How to know when an ell student is ready to speak; (5) How to match instruction to ell learning styles and thinking skills; (6) Main challenges that ell students face in learning reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (7) How to use differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, and other essential practices for ell students; and (8) What to do for ell students during the first weeks of school. School leaders should buy this book in bulk for wide distribution or use the book's professional development activities to create workshops and teacher induction programs.
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Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

This book prepares mainstream teachers to provide content instruction to English language learners.

Author: Michaela Colombo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412959650

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is a user-friendly guide for planning, implementing, and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Starting with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, this text goes on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons in the subject areas where it is most difficult to shelter content and scaffold language skills: middle and secondary Math, English Language Arts, History, and Science. Teaching English Language Learners will leave preservice teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English Language Learners in these mainstream, content-area courses.
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Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners

Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners

Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on ...

Author: Guler, Nilufer

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522531241

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners is a critical scholarly publication that explores the importance of English as a Second Language (ESL) education as well as the challenges that can arise in striving for effective and engaging learning environments for the students involved. Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on effective teaching strategies for teachers of English language learners.
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Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

This handbook is for elementary staff who work with English Language Learners, but who don’t have specialized training in English language acquisition.It provides a thorough picture of English Language Learners, and offers practical ...

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475843880

Category: Education

Page: 124

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This handbook is for elementary staff who work with English Language Learners, but who don’t have specialized training in English language acquisition.It provides a thorough picture of English Language Learners, and offers practical strategies for teaching.
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Activities for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum

Activities for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum

Definitely an invaluable resource for diverse classrooms, this book also includes background information on language acquisition and language proficiency level.

Author: White, Stephen

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781618137722

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Activities for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum is a must-have resource that features activities designed to help students improve English skills. Easy-to-use lessons are provided in each content area and include step-by-step instructions, as well as suggestions for whole and small group instruction and modifications based on students' levels of language proficiency. Definitely an invaluable resource for diverse classrooms, this book also includes background information on language acquisition and language proficiency level. In addition, new Bloom's Taxonomy questions are included to promote oral language development skills.
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Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

The practical, teacher-friendly strategies and techniques included here are proven effective with ELLs, and many are also effective with all students.

Author: Joyce Nutta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136963308

Category: Education

Page: 208

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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 Learners offers 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.
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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

This resource offers practical methods for helping ELLs succeed in reading, with strategies to increase fluency and comprehension, teach vocabulary and text structure, and more.

Author: Thomas Sylvester Charles Farrell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957342

Category: Education

Page: 107

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This resource offers practical methods for helping ELLs succeed in reading, with strategies to increase fluency and comprehension, teach vocabulary and text structure, and more.
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Helping English Language Learners Succeed

Helping English Language Learners Succeed

This second edition book contains effective models and background information on its approaches to support writing, listening and speaking, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development for English language learners.

Author: Carmen Zuniga-Dunlap

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425895648

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Guide your English language learners toward academic success with instructional practices, approaches, and strategies that are rooted in current research findings and best practices. Helping English Language Learners Succeed incorporates effective models and background information in its practices that further writing, listening and speaking, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. This second edition resource helps teachers provide essential language development support for all English language learners.
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Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.

Author: Michael F. Graves

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807753750

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K–12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.
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Translation Strategies for English Language Learners

Translation Strategies for English Language Learners

This book is targeted for upper intermediate English language learners who are still polishing their foreign language skills and want to practice translation in certain fields.

Author: Martha Catalina del Angel Castillo

Publisher: Editorial digital del Tecnológico de Monterrey

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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This book is targeted for upper intermediate English language learners who are still polishing their foreign language skills and want to practice translation in certain fields. By the end of the book, English language learners will have practiced translation, considered to be the fifth skill to be developed after the four basic ones: listening, reading, speaking and writing. They will also have practiced translation strategies which are also helpful in other foreign languages. In short, students will be able to create a final translated version that should reflect the cultural background inherent in each language and, most likely, will resemble the original idea.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

Features and updates to this new edition include: An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context.

Author: Gladis Kersaint

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136227585

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Today's mathematics classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides readers a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the secondary mathematics classroom. Framed by a research perspective, Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners presents practical instructional strategies for engaging learners that can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction. The authors offer context-specific strategies for everything from facilitating classroom discussions with all students, to reading and interpreting math textbooks, to tackling word problems. A fully annotated list of math web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help mathematics teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context. Additional practical examples of mathematics problems and exercises make turning theory into practice easy when teaching ELLs New pedagogical elements in Part 3 include tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points. New coverage of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.
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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners turns hundreds of ELL studies into dozens of strategies for regular classroom instruction.

Author: Nancy Cloud

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015080816534

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners turns hundreds of ELL studies into dozens of strategies for regular classroom instruction. Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELLs. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school and include helpful features that make the research directly accessible to all teachers.
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Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Mastering the principles outlined in the book will give any teacher a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. But the book also urges you to think deeply about the roles of diversity.

Author: Ann S. Rosebery

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531250

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 380

Mastering the principles outlined in the book will give any teacher a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. But the book also urges you to think deeply about the roles of diversity. It offers valuable information for reflecting on, experimenting with, and adapting your instructional practices.
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English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

Strengthen mathematical understandings and academic vocabulary with standards-based strategies!

Author: Debra Coggins

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412937597

Category: Education

Page: 124

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The number of students whose first language is not English is increasing. As a result, many teachers need new resources to adapt their teaching of mathematics to support the mathematical learning of students with limited English, and to include them in rigorous instruction. By incorporating multimodal strategies, teachers can more confidently teach standards-based mathematics that can reach all of their students. Through simple, straightforward language and examples, this resource helps teachers develop specialised understanding and strategy knowledge for supporting a high level of mathematics learning along with language acquisition.
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Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners

Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners

In Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners, Barbara Gottschalk dispels 10 common misconceptions about ELLs and gives teachers the information they need to help their ELLs succeed in the classroom.

Author: Barbara Gottschalk

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416628309

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners, Barbara Gottschalk dispels 10 common misconceptions about ELLs and gives teachers the information they need to help their ELLs succeed in the classroom. From her perspective as a teacher of English as a second language, Gottschalk answers several key questions: * Just who is an English language learner? * Why is it important to support home language maintenance and promote family engagement? * What are the foundational principles for instruction that help educators teach ELLs across the content areas? * How can teachers recognize and incorporate the background knowledge and experiences ELLs bring to class? * Why is it important to maintain high standards and expectations for all students, including ELLs? * How can a teacher tell when an ELL needs special education versus special teaching? By answering these questions, and more, Gottschalk gives teachers a crystal-clear understanding of how to reach ELLs at each stage of English language acquisition. Her expert guidance reinforces for teachers what they are already doing right and helps them understand what they might need to be doing differently.
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Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners

Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners

Bridge the gap between content and language and put research into practice to instruct English language learners with strategies that meet their needs in language development and literacy.

Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425808006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Bridge the gap between content and language and put research into practice to instruct English language learners with strategies that meet their needs in language development and literacy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Language Learners

English Language Learners

This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language ...

Author: Janette Klingner

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 9780865864788

Category: Education

Page: 125

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This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether an ELL's struggles with reading in English are due to LD or language acquisition; characteristics of language acquisition that can mirror LD; different types of ELLS and why these differences are important; considering a student's "opportunity to learn" when determining whether he or she may have LD; common misconceptions and realities about ELLs and the second language acquisition process; ways that learning to read in English as a second or additional language differ from learning to read English as a first language, and how the differences can be confusing for ELLs; how schools can establish structure to facilitate the process of distinguishing between language acquisition and LD; how families are involved in the process; guidelines for determining which ELLs should be referred for evaluation; and what it means to use an ecological framework to determine whether ELLs have LD.
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Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web

Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web

Discover how Web 2.0 tools can advance English language learning!

Author: Lori Langer de Ramirez

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972420

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Discover how Web 2.0 tools can advance English language learning! Today’s interactive Web tools offer teachers of English language learners a wealth of opportunities to inspire and motivate their students. Aligned with national TESOL standards, this user-friendly, research-based guide shows how Web 2.0 tools can improve English language proficiency and build 21st-century skills. Readers will find: Relevant descriptions of a wide range of Web tools, from blogs and podcasts to social networking and more Classroom-ready projects and tips for elementary, middle, and high school students Guidelines to support safe and appropriate Internet use
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Working with English Language Learners

Working with English Language Learners

He answers them with examples drawn from actual classes that demonstrate outstanding ELL practices; coaching commentary that highlights key teaching strategies and ties together theory and practice; and professional reflection questions and ...

Author: Stephen Cary

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: PSU:000061057609

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Cary takes on the big questions in Working with English Language Learners. He answers them with examples drawn from actual classes that demonstrate outstanding ELL practices; coaching commentary that highlights key teaching strategies and ties together theory and practice; and professional reflection questions and action items, new to the second edition, that encourage strong, responsive ELL practices. Also includes updated and expanded lists of teacher resources, ELL references and acronyms, new samples of student work, helpful tools, templates, and self-assessment rubrics for teachers. --From publisher's description.
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Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class Grades 3 5

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class  Grades 3 5

The lessons in this book guide teachers in developing students' proficiency in English while also developing their mathematical understanding.

Author: Rusty Bresser

Publisher: Math Solutions

ISBN: 9780941355858

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 3-5 addresses geometry, data analysis and probability, measurement, algebra, and word problems. The lessons in this book guide teachers in developing students' proficiency in English while also developing their mathematical understanding.
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