English Language Learners Day by Day, K-6: A Complete Guide to Literacy, Content-Area, and Language Instruction

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"Increasingly, the onus to educate language minority children is not just on specialized teachers-bilingual teachers and ESL teachers-but also on all teachers. It is in this larger context of what to do inside any classroom to meaningfully educate the emergent bilingual students with varying proficiencies in English that this book becomes important."

-Ofelia Garcia, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Christina Celic's foundational guide provides an authentic and meaningful answer to the question, "How can I teach the grade-level curriculum in a way that makes my English language learners successful?" Clear, informative, and authoritative, English Language Learners Day by Day, K-6 shows you what best practices look like on a day-to-day basis, starting day one. The first chapters guide you through the process of:

setting up a classroom that supports English language learners in learning language and content

launching appropriate instruction and assessment during the first days of school

establishing schedules, routines, rules, and procedures sensitive to English language learners

Ensuing chapters help you understand how to:

integrate literacy and content-area instruction during the school year

teach academic language throughout the curriculum

differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of English language learners

English Language Learners Day by Day, K-6 recognizes the challenges teachers face when working with English language learners, and responds with realistic and practical solutions. Drawing on a rich blend of research findings and classroom experiences, this bible on ELL instruction will help mainstream and preservice teachers, as well as ESL and bilingual specialists, better understand how they can make their classrooms a place where English language learners thrive.

"My hope is that this book provides you with a practical foundation for addressing your own English language learners' academic and linguistic needs, transforming your classroom into a place where they're successful, motivated, and confident in their abilities."

-Christina M. Celic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325026824
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/14/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 201,747
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

English Language Learners Day by Day, K-6 grew out of Christina Celic's classroom experience as an ESL and bilingual teacher in New York and Illinois and as a staff developer in New York City, New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The more she worked with bilingual, ESL, and mainstream teachers in grades K-6, the more she found she wasn't the only one grappling with the task of teaching language and the grade level curriculum. In writing this book Christina shares the specific teaching practices she has found successful with her English language learners. Christina holds an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College Columbia University.
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  • Posted October 28, 2009

    A Great Resource for ANY Teacher....A MUST Have

    This is a practical, step by step guide for any teacher-new or seasoned. I loved the honest look at the hurdles a teacher of English Language Learners must overcome presented by Ms. Celic. I throughly enjoyed the various types of assessments and checklists provided with examples of her own work. It was great to see how these could be used with real students. It easy to read one of Celic's strategies and go into my classroom the next day and use it right away. I highly recommend this to any teacher, even if you do not have English Language Learners. This can even be used for your lower level students. This book is a great addition to ANY teacher's professional library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011


    Some books contain too much theory and not enough practicality. This book is not one of those. It honestly delivers step-by-step advice, and the book is extremely comprehensive. It also references a lot of the material you'll read for ed courses such as Wong, Freeman, Fountas and Pinnell and co. So glad I bought the book.

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