Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom: A Guide to Communicating With English Language Learners and Their Families
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Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom: A Guide to Communicating With English Language Learners and Their Families

by Garth Sundem, Jan Krieger, Kristi Pikiewicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412937825

ISBN-13: 9781412937825

Pub. Date: 02/11/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"The authors have created a must-have resource for any teacher who works with ELL students. This book may be the difference between success and failure, for both the teacher and the student."
--Patrick F. Sheedy III, Executive Director
Rochester Montessori School, MN

"Finally, a book that gets at the heart of communicating with ESL/ELL

Overview

"The authors have created a must-have resource for any teacher who works with ELL students. This book may be the difference between success and failure, for both the teacher and the student."
--Patrick F. Sheedy III, Executive Director
Rochester Montessori School, MN

"Finally, a book that gets at the heart of communicating with ESL/ELL students. This book hits home by focusing interactions with students on a cultural level within each language group, and then takes it a step further with ideas for parental communication. A must-have for teachers trying to break down communication barriers."
--Andrew Pontius, Middle School Teacher
Overseas Family School, Singapore

Break through language barriers and put ELL students at ease in your classroom!

More than ever before, K--12 educators in today's classrooms teach students from diverse language backgrounds. This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English--Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean--offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. With a chapter dedicated to each language, this book provides a wealth of resources to help you make meaningful connections with ELL students, including:

  • Information about the traditions, religions, and celebrations of the family's country of origin
  • Guides to common words and phrases in the student's native language
  • Picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students
  • Sample parent letters that include both English and native language translations
  • Basic reading tests in ten languages

Help ensure that English Language Learners successfully transition into the school community and participate fully in the classroom learning environment!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412937825
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Spanish
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
2. Vietnamese
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
3. Hmong
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
4. Chinese (Cantonese)
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
5. Korean
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
6. Haitian Creole
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
7. Arabic
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
8. Russian
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
9. Tagalog
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
10. Navajo
Cultural Facts
Useful Phrases
Picture Dictionaries
Translated Parent Letters
11. Reading Tests
Reading Tests: First Grade
Reading Tests: Third Grade
Reading Tests: Fifth Grade
References
Additional Resources

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