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This exciting new handbook provides teachers with practical guidelines and classroom-tested lessons and activities to teach ESL students how to use learning strategies. Written by experts in the field, this book is a highly accessible must-have guide for implementing learning strategies in the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201385489
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 249
  • Sales rank: 1,076,001
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Helping Students Learn

1 Introduction

National Curriculum Standards

Content-Based Language Instruction

Portfolio Assessment

The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA)

How to Use This Book

2 Metacognitive Model of Strategic Learning

The Metacognitive Model

Individual Strategies in the Metacognitive Model of Strategic Learning

3 Instructional Framework

Factors Facilitating Effective Strategies Instruction

An Instructional Framework

Part Two: CALLA Strategies Step by Step

4 Phase 1: Preparation

Creating the Learner-Centered Classroom

Self-Efficacy for Language Learning and Strategies

Identifying Students’ Existing Learning Strategies

5 Phase 2: Presentation

General Guidelines for Presenting Learning Strategies

Suggested Activities for Presenting Learning Strategies

6 Phase 3: Practice

General Guidelines for Practicing Learning Strategies

Suggested Activities for Practicing Learning Strategies

7 Phase 4: Evaluation

General Guidelines for Evaluating Learning Strategies

Suggested Activities for Evaluating Learning Strategies

8 Phase 5: Expansion

General Guidelines for Expanding the Use of Learning Strategies

Suggested Activities for Expanding the Application of Learning Strategies

Part Three: From Theory through Practice

9 Theoretical Background and research on Learning Strategies

Learning Theories Supporting the Use and Development of Learning Strategies

Insights from Learning Strategies Research

10 Language Learning Strategies Lessons

Organization of the Lessons

How to Use the Lessons

Using Background Knowledge

Writing about Family

Setting Goals

Setting Language Learning Goals

Worksheet: Set Goals

Checking Goals

Evaluating Progress toward Goals

Worksheet: Check Goals

Selective Attention Circle Step

Using Background Knowledge/Ask If It Makes Sense

Answering Comprehension Questions

Worksheet: Guidelines for Answering Comprehension Questions


Preparing to Read

Worksheet: Group Report

Deduction Applying Rules When Reading


Learning Vocabulary

Worksheet: English Vocabulary for Technology

Evaluating Strategies

Identifying and Evaluating Strategies to Unlock the Meaning of New Words

Worksheet: What Strategies Are You Using to Figure Out the

Meanings of New Words?

Prediction / Verification through Summarizing

Reading a Russian Fairy Tale

Worksheet: Prediction and Verification through Summarizing


Using Storytelling to Teach Imagery

Inferencing/Using Resources

Finding the Meaning from the Text

Organizational Planning/Self-Management

Writing Folk Tales

Worksheet: Are You Your Own Boss?


A Person You’ll Never forget

Worksheet: The Person I Will Never Forget


Predicting with Storytelling

Worksheet: The Tailor

Evaluate Yourself/Take Notes/Selective Attention/Talk Yourself Through It

Presenting Oral Reports on Science Projects


Applying Positive Self-Talk to Speaking Tasks

Worksheet: Using Self-Talk


Substituting for Unknown Descriptive Words


Summarizing a Story



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