English Language Learners in Your Classroom

English Language Learners in Your Classroom : Strategies That Work

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Teaching English Language Learners: Strategies for the Classroom serves as an authoritative reference for teachers facing an increasingly diverse school population. Based on the best-selling Children with Limited English: Teaching Strategies for the Regular Classroom, Second Edition, this revised edition offers preservice and inservice teachers additional teaching strategies for building literacy, increased visuals and activities throughout the text, and new connections to current research. The authors offer a new chapter on literacy skills with specific resources for reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities and a reinvigorated chapter on integrating current technology in the classroom with suggestions for online resources.

Additional aids for instructors include:

-A guided daily lesson plan format that includes adaptations for English language learners

-New methods for assessing students

-A description of language proficiency levels

-Guidelines for creating a comfortable classroom environment

-A wealth of tables, charts, and checklists to help guide instruction and assessment

Providing teachers the survival skills necessary to meet the challenges of English Language Learners in the regular classroom, this text will also be a useful reference for curriculum specialists, teacher mentors, and administrators.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 19.81mm | 450g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1412958164
  • 9781412958165

Table of contents

About the Authors
1. Getting to Know the Student
Sensitivity to Cultural and Linguistic Differences
Identifying Terms
Relationships Are Everything
Understand the Student's World
Explore the Student's Family Background
Pay Attention to Social and Cultural Customs
Suggested Activities
2. Establishing a Comfortable Environment
Welcome Students to Your Room
Select Display Materials
Establish Routines
Create a Community of Learners
Foster Classroom Involvement
Celebrate Diversity
Open Doors to Families
Suggested Activities
3. Understanding Second-Language Development
Second-Language Principles
Language Processes
Developing Proficiency
Assessing Fluency Levels
High-Stakes Testing
First- to Second-Language Learning
Suggested Activities
4. Strategies for Teaching
Motivate Students to Learn
Structure Language Delivery
Scaffold (Support) Instruction
Use Research-Based Strategies to Improve Achievement
Address Learning Styles
Incorporate Multiple Intelligences
Use Multisensory Activities to Engage Students
Suggested Activities
5. Building Literacy
Writing Skills
Reading Skills
Speaking Skills
Listening Skills
Structured Communication Activities
Responsive Instruction
Have Fun
Suggested Activities
6. Using Strategies Borrowed From Language Instruction
Learning From Foreign Language Instruction
Applying Strategies Used by English Language Teachers
Brain-Compatible Second-Language Acquisition
Summary of Strategies Adapted From Teaching Second Languages
Suggested Activities
7. Integrating Technology
Audio Recording
Video Recording
Computer Technology
Online Resources for Teachers
Promoting Critical Thinking
Benefits of Using Technology With English Learners
Suggested Activities
8. Involving Others
Peer Instruction
Team Teaching
School Personnel
Cross-Age Tutoring
Parents and Families
Intergenerational Tutoring
Community Resources
Cultural Exchange Programs
Language for All
Suggested Activities
9. Putting It All Together
Classroom Implications of Brain Research
Planning Instruction and Assessment
A Lesson Plan Format
The Power of Language
Suggested Activities
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Review quote

"I have been looking for useful resources to help me better meet the needs of my EL students in my English classes. Reading this book has really helped me feel good about what I am doing with my students. I realize now that the ways I have been teaching are not just effective because they work for me; there is research to support what I have been doing." -- John Meulmester, English Department Chairman "This is just the kind of book I need to answer the many questions that I have about how to work with my English language learners. I really like the hands-on suggestions, and I can use many of the strategies in the book almost every day. The anecdotes, examples, and stories help make the theoretical concepts concrete for me." -- Brenna Godsey, Science Teacher "This book gives lots of information in a simple, easy-to-access format." -- Noni Mendoza Ries, Chair of Educational Leadership "Supplies the teacher who is new to working with English language learners with a repertoire of strategies and resources sufficient to begin immediate, positive interventions in the classroom. The text establishes best practices in English language teaching within the context of current educational research and relates them to best practices for all." -- Holly A. Hitchcock, English Language Teacher
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About Ellen Kottler

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country's largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

Chris Street, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. He earned his M.A. from California State University, San Diego and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chris has taught English language learners at both the middle-school and college levels. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Content Area Reading and is a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project. His research interests include adolescent literacy and the teaching of reading and writing. His work has appeared in a variety of journals and books, including Teacher Education Quarterly, The Social Studies, Journal of Content Area Reading, Multicultural Education, Journal of College Reading and Learning, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and Comprehending Nonfiction 6-8.
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