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Designed for student teachers, general education teachers, and teachers of dual-language classes, this new edition of Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communities is now aligned with the standards developed by TESOL. This book also addresses teachers' expectations of English Language Learners, solutions for the dual-language classroom, how to encourage active participation and social integration, mixed-language whole-class teaching, small groupwork, involving families and communities in school activities, and assessment-an invaluable resource for teaching English Language Learners.


  • A sociocultural framework that centers around social learning, rather than a psychological framework that centers around individual learning.
  • Applicability to dual-language education in addition to student teaching and regular education.
  • New! View of being a good language learner in the context of a social classroom.
  • New! Chapter on assessment practices, highlighting the multiple roles of oral and written language assessment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131194427
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/23/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with an Overview. Each chapter ends with a Conclusion, Activities, and References.

Chapter 1 Expect to Have Children Who are Learning English

Joinfostering Principles of Practice

A Note About Labels: Mainstream Teachers, English Learners, and Cultural Groups

The Long-term Challenge

Episode One: Look Who's in Your Class

Language and Ethnic Diversity in Today's Classrooms

Language and Literacy Socialization Practices

Language and Literacy Socialization in the Mainstream Home

Language and Literacy Socialization in Language-Minority Homes

Contextualizing the Socialization Mismatch Hypothesis

Chapter 2 Pathways to English-Medium and Dual-Language Classrooms

Episode Two: Finding Out About Bilingual and ESL Programs

A Brief Account of Bilingual Education in the United States

Program Designs

Entry, Reclassification, and Exit Criteria

The Teacher Next Door

Chapter 3 Arranging the All-English Classroom Environment for Active Participation and Social Integration

Episode Three: Social Interaction, Sharing, and the Physical Environment

The Organization of Many U.S. Classrooms

Planning a Classroom to Promote Joinfostering Principles of Practice

Julia Shows Off Her Class to Jake

Chapter 4 Teaching for Active Participation in a Mixed-Language Whole Class Context

Episode Four: Learning to Engage Students in Whole-Class Teaching

Language-Inviting Content Teaching

Peggy's Two Cents

Chapter 5 Facilitating Active Participation in Learning During Small Groupwork

Episode Five: Teaching Gets Better for Julia

Teaching and Conversing in Small Groups

Delegating Students to Learn in Small Groups

Julia the Mediator

Chapter 6 Inviting and Engaging Families and Communities in Schooling Activities

Episode Six: Almost All the Parents Showed Up

A Two-Way Parent-School Involvement Model

A Multilevel Approach to Home-School Relationships

Julia Makes a New Friend

Chapter 7 Assessing English Learners

Episode Seven: Julia and Jake Meet to Chat About Testing

Language Proficiency Assessment

Oral Language Assessment

Written Language Assessment

Portfolios for English Learners


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