Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities

Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities : A Joinfostering Approach

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Designed for student teachers, general education teachers, and teachers of dual-language classes, this new edition of Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities is now aligned with the standards developed by TESOL. This book also 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. FEATURES OF THE FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE:A sociocultural framework that centers around social learning, rather than a psychological framework that centers around individual learning. Applicability to dual-language education in addition to student teaching and regular education. New! View of being a good language learner in the context of a social classroom. New! Chapter on assessment practices, highlighting the multiple roles of oral and written language assessment.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 430.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131194429
  • 9780131194427

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Designed for student teachers, general education teachers, and teachers of dual-language classes, this new edition of "Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities" is now aligned with the standards developed by TESOL. This book also 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. FEATURES OF THE FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE: A sociocultural framework that centers around social learning, rather than a psychological framework that centers around individual learning. Applicability to dual-language education in addition to student teaching and regular education. New! View of being a good language learner in the context of a social classroom. New! Chapter on assessment practices, highlighting the multiple roles of oral and written language assessment.show more

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Note: Each chapter begins with an Overview. Each chapter ends with a Conclusion, Activities, and References.Chapter 1 Expect to Have Children Who are Learning English Joinfostering Principles of Practice A Note About Labels: Mainstream Teachers, English Learners, and Cultural Groups The Long-term Challenge Episode One: Look Who's in Your Class Language and Ethnic Diversity in Today's Classrooms Language and Literacy Socialization Practices Language and Literacy Socialization in the Mainstream Home Language and Literacy Socialization in Language-Minority Homes Contextualizing the Socialization Mismatch HypothesisChapter 2 Pathways to English-Medium and Dual-Language Classrooms Episode Two: Finding Out About Bilingual and ESL Programs A Brief Account of Bilingual Education in the United States Program Designs Entry, Reclassification, and Exit Criteria The Teacher Next DoorChapter 3 Arranging the All-English Classroom Environment for Active Participation and Social Integration Episode Three: Social Interaction, Sharing, and the Physical Environment The Organization of Many U.S. Classrooms Planning a Classroom to Promote Joinfostering Principles of Practice Julia Shows Off Her Class to JakeChapter 4 Teaching for Active Participation in a Mixed-Language Whole Class Context Episode Four: Learning to Engage Students in Whole-Class Teaching Language-Inviting Content Teaching Peggy's Two CentsChapter 5 Facilitating Active Participation in Learning During Small Groupwork Episode Five: Teaching Gets Better for Julia Teaching and Conversing in Small Groups Delegating Students to Learn in Small Groups Julia the MediatorChapter 6 Inviting and Engaging Families and Communities in Schooling Activities Episode Six: Almost All the Parents Showed Up A Two-Way Parent-School Involvement Model A Multilevel Approach to Home-School Relationships Julia Makes a New FriendChapter 7 Assessing English Learners Episode Seven: Julia and Jake Meet to Chat About Testing Language Proficiency Assessment Oral Language Assessment Written Language Assessment Portfolios for English LearnersIndexshow more

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