ISBN-10:
1412988349
ISBN-13:
9781412988346
Pub. Date:
10/05/2010
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
How the ELL Brain Learns / Edition 1

How the ELL Brain Learns / Edition 1

by David A. Sousa

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Overview

How the ELL Brain Learns / Edition 1

Raise your ELL success quotient and watch student achievement soar!





How the ELL Brain Learns combines current research on how the brain learns language with strategies for teaching English language learners. Award-winning author and brain research expert David A. Sousa describes the linguistic reorganization needed to acquire another language after the age of 5 years. He supplements this knowledge with immediately applicable tools, including:






  • A self-assessment pretest for gauging your understanding of how the brain learns languages
  • Brain-compatible strategies for teaching both English learners across content areas
  • An entire chapter about how to detect English language learning problems



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412988346
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 273
Sales rank: 471,578
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David A. Sousa, EdD, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

Table of Contents

List of Teaching Tips
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Who are English Language Learners?
About This Book
What Do You Already Know?
1. Learning the First Language(s)
Spoken Language Comes Naturally
Structure of Language
Levels of Language Comprehension
Learning Two First Languages
What's Coming
Key Points to Ponder
2. Learning a New Language (English) Later
The Challenge of Acquiring a New Language Later
Learning English Is Not Easy
What’s Coming
Key Points to Ponder
3. Teaching English Language Listening and Speaking
Searching for the Best Model
Listening
Speaking
What's Coming
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
4. Teaching English Language Reading and Writing
Reading
Writing
What's Coming
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
5. Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies
The Language Components of Learning Content in English
Teaching English Language Arts to ELLs
Teaching Social Studies to ELLs
What’s Coming
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
6. Teaching Mathematics and Science
Teaching Mathematics to ELLs
Teaching Science to ELLs
What’s Coming
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
7. Recognizing and Addressing Problems in Learning English
Learning Problem or Learning Disability?
Helping ELLs With Learning Disabilities
What’s Coming
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
8. Putting It All Together
The Diversity of English Language Learners
Misconceptions About ELLs and English Language Acquisition
Basic Components for ELL Instruction
Gifted and Talented ELLs
Conclusion
Teaching Tips
Key Points to Ponder
Glossary
References
Resources
Index

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