50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/14/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson

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50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners includes a rich assortment of practical strategies aligned to TESOL standards, which have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions on how to plan and use the strategy, and classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. The authors have included additional strategies in language and literacy development, technology, and assessment to support both pre-service and in-service teachers. The Fifth Edition represents a major change in standards-based education that helps educators meet the additional challenges of the Common Core State Standards in the process of acquiring English. Included are six new strategies, self-evaluation rubrics, adaptation charts, classroom examples demonstrating approaches to CCSS, video links, pop-ups encouraging further reading, and a glossary of terms encountered in the text. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.


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Author Biography

Adrienne Herrell is recently retired as a visiting professor and ESOL Coordinator at Florida State University. She taught classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for teaching English language learners at California State University, Fresno until her retirement in 2004. 50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, 5/e is her seventeenth book for Pearson.


Michael Jordan recently retired from California State University, Fresno where he coordinated the multiple subjects (elementary) credential program. 50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, 5/e is his tenth book for Pearson.

Table of Contents


Theoretical Overview

Introduction to the Strategies


1 Predictable Routines and Signals: Reducing Anxiety

2 Total Physical Response and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPR and TPRS):

   Integrating Movement into Language Acquisition

3 Modeled Talk: Demonstrating as You Talk

4 Visual Scaffolding: Providing Language Support Through Visual Images

5 Realia Strategies: Connecting Language Acquisition to the Real World

6 Vocabulary Role Play: Building Word Knowledge through Dramatization

7 Collecting and Processing Words: Making Vocabulary Your Own

8 Manipulatives Strategies: Using Objects to Connect Concepts

9 Read-Aloud Plus: Using Strategies to Support Comprehension

10 Moving into Reading: Using Multiple Strategies to Foster Comprehension

11 Close Reading: Engaging with Text to Improve Reading Comprehension

12 Repeated Reading: Using Script Writing and Reader’s Theatre

13 Scaffolding English Writing: Matching Instruction to Language Development

14 Reporting Back: Verbal Practice in Curriculum Connections

15 Leveled Questions: Adjusting Questioning Strategies to the Language Levels of Students

16 Bilingual Books and Labels: Supporting Biliteracy Awareness

17 Sorting Activities: Organizing Information into Categories

18 Cloze: Using Context to Create Meaning

19 Verb Action: Teaching Irregular verbs through Experience 

20 Syntax Surgery: Visually Manipulating English Grammar

21 Checking for Understanding: Using Questioning Strategies to Differentiate Instruction

22 Learning Centers: Extending Learning Through Hands-On Practice

23 Communication Games: Creating Opportunities for Verbal Interaction

24 Cognate Strategies: Using the Home Language to Support English Acquisition

25 RTI for English Language learners: Documenting and Monitoring Student Progress and the Effectiveness of Intervention (RTI)

26 Preview/Review: Building Vocabulary and Concepts to Support Understanding

27 Story Reenactment: Making Stories Come to Life!

28 Repetition and Innovation: Exploring a Book to Deepen Comprehension

29 Language Focus Lessons: Support English Vocabulary and Structure Acquisition

30 Graphic Organizers: Visually Representing Ideas, Text, and Connections

31 Advance Organizers: Getting the Mind in Gear for Instruction

32 Guided Reading: Providing Individual Support within a Group Setting

33 Cohesion Links: Understanding the Glue That Holds Paragraphs Together

34 Language Framework Planning: Supporting Academic Language and Content Acquisition

35 Free Voluntary Reading: Nothing Helps Reading Like Reading

36 Culture Studies: Learning Research Skills and Valuing Home Cultures in One Project

37 Microselection: Finding Key Words and Main Ideas

38 Read, Pair, Share: Working with a Partner to Negotiate Meaning

39 Attribute Charting: Organizing Information to Support Understanding

40 Integrated Curriculum Projects: Using Authentic Projects to Integrate Content Knowledge

41 KWL and Data Charts: Researching and Organizing Information

42 Collaborative Reading: What to Do When They Can’t Read the Textbook

43 Cooperative Learning: Group Interactions to Accomplish Goals

44 Learning Strategy Instruction: Acquiring Self-Help Skills

45 Multiple Intelligences Strategies: Teaching and Testing to Student-Preferred Learning Modes

46 Multimedia Presentations: Oral Reports for the New Millennium

47 Small Groups and Partners: Interactions to Enhance Instruction

48 GIST: Exploring Tough Text

49 Tutorials: Closing the Achievement Gap

50 Combining and Scheduling Strategies: Supporting Learning through Differentiation





An Informal Multiple Intelligences Survey

Developmental Profiles for Documenting English Language Development

TESOL Standard Correlation Chart

Rewards Program

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