English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work / Edition 3

English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work / Edition 3

by Ellen Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler, Christopher P. Street

This third edition of the best-selling Children With Limited English offers connections to current research, new strategies for building communication skills, and instructional adaptations for ELL students.See more details below


This third edition of the best-selling Children With Limited English offers connections to current research, new strategies for building communication skills, and instructional adaptations for ELL students.

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SAGE Publications
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Third Edition
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6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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 set­tings. 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, Ph D, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

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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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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