Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom / Edition 2

Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom / Edition 2

by Angela L Carrasquillo, Vivian Rodriguez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1853595640

ISBN-13: 9781853595646

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

This is the second edition of an easily readable text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths, using simple and direct language. It provides theory and practical strategies to make content of lessons relevant

Overview

This is the second edition of an easily readable text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths, using simple and direct language. It provides theory and practical strategies to make content of lessons relevant and understandable to students. This new edition includes updated information on current educational programs and local and national standards for English language learners in United States. The book will be of interest to researchers, professionals, under- and postgraduate students interested in the teaching of ethnic minorities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853595646
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Series, #33
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
928,974
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionx
1Limited English Proficient Students in the Mainstream Classroom1
Introduction2
Mainstreaming LEP Students: A Definition3
Guiding Principles for Mainstream Classrooms6
A Word of Caution9
Issues in Mainstreaming Limited English Proficient Students9
Conclusion18
2Limited English Proficient Students/English Language Learners: Who Are They?19
Introduction20
The 'LEP/ELL' Population in the United States21
Linguistic Issues in Educating LEP/ELL Students27
Factors to Consider in the Cognitive and Academic Development of LEP/ELL Students29
Assessment Issues and Recommended Practices31
Multiple Criteria Approaches32
Matching Assessment to Instruction35
Assessment of English Language Arts: The New York Case37
English for the Children: The California Case37
Conclusion38
3Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom39
Introduction40
Ethnic Diversity in the Classroom40
Hispanic Students41
Asian and Pacific Islander Students43
American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut Students45
Haitian Students46
Russian Students48
Arab Students49
Summary50
Language Diversity in the United States50
Organization of a Multicultural-Sensitive Classroom53
Conclusion57
4Alternatives to Mainstreaming58
Introduction59
Second Language Learning60
Summary62
Understanding Second Language Proficiency62
The Role of the Native/First Language63
Individual Differences64
The Bilingualism of Language Minority Students67
Fostering Bilingualism Through Bilingual Education68
Recommended English as a Second Language Methodology72
Sheltered Subject Matter Teaching75
Conclusion76
5The Integrated Development of Oral and Written Language78
Introduction79
The Oral Language, Reading and Writing Connection80
Listening Comprehension84
The Oral Production of Second Language Learners85
Reading in a Second Language87
Writing in a Second Language90
From Functional to Critical Literacy92
Conclusion92
6Instructional Strategies for LEP/ELL Students' Oral and Written English Language Development94
Introduction95
Initial Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension in English to LEP/ELL Students96
Prereading Strategies96
Guided Reading Strategies98
Post-Reading Strategies99
The Language Experience Approach as a Post-Reading Activity99
Developing Literacy Through Literature100
Language Arts Classrooms103
Instructional Strategies for the Development of Writing Proficiency104
Integrating Process and Product105
Journal Writing106
Pragmatic Writing106
Thematic Units108
Conclusion109
7Integrating Language and Social Studies Learning111
Introduction112
Integrating Language and Content113
Preparing Students for a Social Studies Lesson115
Recommended Teaching Practices120
Historical Literature121
Creating Cooperative Grouping122
Emphasizing Paraphrasing and Summarizing123
Using Manipulatives and Multimedia Materials125
Responding to the Social Studies National and Local Standards126
An Eclectic Model128
Conclusion129
8Integrating Language and Science Learning130
Introduction131
Science Processes and the Language of Science132
Science: A Meaning-Making Process134
Discovery Learning135
Teaching for Understanding137
Concept Development138
Vocabulary Development140
Collaborative Interactions in the Science Classroom141
Science Investigations142
Expansion of Concepts142
Problem-Solving Situations143
Development of Thinking Skills144
Development of Study Skills144
What Other Elements Facilitate the Acquisition of Science Concepts and Skills to LEP/ELL Students?145
Conclusion146
9Integrating Language and Mathematics Learning148
Introduction149
The Language of Mathematics150
Vocabulary152
Syntax153
Semantics154
Discourse155
Word Problems155
Mathematics: Content and Process156
Construction of Mathematical Understanding157
Solving Problems in Meaningful Situations158
Using Thinking Strategies to Learn Basic Facts160
Recommended Instructional Practices161
Pre-Mathematics Language Activities162
Conducting Productive Class Discussions162
Use of Manipulatives162
Integration of Mathematics and Other Content Areas163
Conclusion164
10The Role of Teachers in the Development of Linguistic, Cognitive and Academic Skills of LEP/ELL Students165
Introduction166
Competencies of Successful Mainstream Teachers167
Organization and Delivery of Instruction168
Facilitators of Parental Involvement174
Creating Appropriate Language and Learning Environments for LEP/ELL Students176
Developing Reflective Practitioners178
Conclusion180
References182
Indexes197

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