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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
Posted October 28, 2009
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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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.