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English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work / Edition 3
     

English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work / Edition 3

by Ellen Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler, Christopher P. Street
 

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ISBN-10: 1412958172

ISBN-13: 9781412958172

Pub. Date: 12/04/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This third edition of the best-selling Children With Limited English: Teaching Strategies for the Regular Classroom provides preservice and inservice teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher mentors, and administrators with the necessary tools to meet the educational needs of English language learners in an inclusive classroom.

This revised edition includes more

Overview

This third edition of the best-selling Children With Limited English: Teaching Strategies for the Regular Classroom provides preservice and inservice teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher mentors, and administrators with the necessary tools to meet the educational needs of English language learners in an inclusive classroom.

This revised edition includes more strategies for building communication skills, increased visuals and activities for instruction, and fresh connections to current research, plus a new chapter on literacy and an expanded chapter on integrating current technology into the classroom. Additional aids include: A guided daily lesson plan format with adaptations for English language learners, A description of language proficiency levels, A wealth of tables, charts, and checklists to guide instruction and assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412958172
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,273,428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Authors     xv
Getting to Know the Student     1
Sensitivity to Cultural and Linguistic Differences     1
Identifying Terms     5
Relationships Are Everything     6
Understand the Student's World     10
Explore the Student's Family Background     15
Pay Attention to Social and Cultural Customs     23
Suggested Activities     27
Establishing a Comfortable Environment     29
Welcome Students to Your Room     29
Select Display Materials     31
Establish Routines     34
Create a Community of Learners     35
Foster Classroom Involvement     38
Celebrate Diversity     41
Open Doors to Families     43
Suggested Activities     48
Understanding Second-Language Development     49
Second-Language Principles     49
Language Processes     53
Developing Proficiency     55
Assessing Fluency Levels     59
High-Stakes Testing     61
First-to Second-Language Learning     62
Suggested Activities     66
Strategies for Teaching     67
Motivate Students to Learn     67
Structure Language Delivery     69
Scaffold (Support) Instruction     73
Use Research-Based Strategies to Improve Achievement     75
Address Learning Styles     79
Incorporate Multiple Intelligences     82
Use Multisensory Activities to Engage Students     85
Suggested Activities     89
Building Literacy     91
Writing Skills     91
Reading Skills     98
Speaking Skills     104
Listening Skills     108
Structured Communication Activities     110
Responsive Instruction     112
Have Fun     112
Suggested Activities     113
Using Strategies Borrowed From Language Instruction     115
Learning From Foreign Language Instruction     115
Applying Strategies Used by English Language Teachers     122
Brain-Compatible Second-Language Acquisition     127
Summary of Strategies Adapted From Teaching Second Languages     129
Suggested Activities     131
Integrating Technology     133
Television     133
Telephone      134
Audio Recording     135
Video Recording     135
Computer Technology     136
Online Resources for Teachers     144
Promoting Critical Thinking     145
Benefits of Using Technology With English Learners     150
Suggested Activities     151
Involving Others     153
Peer Instruction     153
Team Teaching     155
School Personnel     157
Cross-Age Tutoring     161
Parents and Families     162
Intergenerational Tutoring     165
Community Resources     166
Cultural Exchange Programs     168
Language for All     168
Suggested Activities     169
Putting It All Together     171
Classroom Implications of Brain Research     171
Planning Instruction and Assessment     173
A Lesson Plan Format     180
The Power of Language     182
Suggested Activities     182
References     183
Index     193

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