Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge / Edition 1

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In Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge, Judie Haynes provides a practical resource to help educators who are new to the field of English as a Second Language understand the needs of English language learners. From learning how students acquire a second language to differentiating instruction to exploring practical strategies for teaching newcomers, this book will help educators learn how to create effective learning environments for English language learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416605195
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 163
  • Sales rank: 621,794
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Judie Haynes has taught in elementary ESL classrooms for the past 26 years. She is the author and coauthor of four books on helping classroom teachers with English language learners, and she is the co-founder of the award-winning Web site everythingESL.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Monica Schnee
1. Key Concepts of Second-Language Acquisition
2. How Students Acquire Social and Academic Language
3. Correlating Instruction with The Stages of Second-Language Acquisition
4. The Newcomers’ First Weeks of School
5. Challenges for ELLs in Content-Area Classes
6. Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners
7. Programs for English Language Learners
Appendix: Activities for Professional Development Programs
About the Author
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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Getting Started needs to be looked at with the title's call--it is a beginning!

    This book is a good, beginning overview of the issues dealing with ELLs. There are a few inaccuracies in the glossary, as well as a limited depiction of the limited types of ways to assist ELLs as if those were the only ways; but if there is a knowledgeable ESL teacher in the district, s/he can tweak these and others. If educators then take the book's information, consider the title as a clear direction of getting started, and look more into areas they don't quite know/understand, then it can be a most useful resource. However, not many educators take the time to sus out the research behind information in general and administrators are even less inclined to do so, unfortunately purchasing books/materials as if they offered a definitive answer for educators. That said, educators and other staff members can use this text as a resource for staff and professional development to prompt more discussion about ELLs, their families, their culture in a celebratory manner that adds to the rich fabric of the population that is changing and is served.

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