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Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners
43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms

  • Michaela Colombo - University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, University of Massachusetts, USA

May 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Forty evidence-based strategies for teaching English language learners

Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses, a guide for in-service teachers, and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 42 Strategies for Successful K–8 Classrooms provides non-ESL teachers of all content areas a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.

Key Features

- TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book.

- The 42 strategies are divided into 4 key sections: assessment, management, lesson delivery and instruction, and building home-school connections.

- Each strategy includes a discussion of underlying theory, a step-by-step procedure for implementation, a description of the strategy in action, and reflection exercises, which can be completed individually or used for in-class discussion.

Unit I. Managing the Learning Environment
Unit II. Working with Other Professionals
Unit III. Strategies for Assessment
Unit IV. Making Content Comprehensible
Unit V. Strategies for Developing Vocabulary
Unit VI. Strategies for Developing Academic Language
Unit VII. Strategies for Enhancing Reading and Writing
Unit VIII. Strategies for Involving Familes and Communities
About the Author

Need preschool resources

Dr Wendlyn Bedrosian
Teaching Leader Curr Stds Dept, Kent State University
November 3, 2012

This book is great for its amazing activities to teach English Language Learners. Each activity is supported by comprehensive and clear research based information.

Professor Fidel Tavara
Education, Ana G. Mendez University System
August 1, 2011

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Unit V. Strategies for Developing Vocabulary

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