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Pathways to Teaching Series Practical Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners



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#x1C;Who is the English Language Learner?#xA0; How do I communicate with them?#xA0; How do I prepare them for standardized tests?#xA0; How do I teach them advanced reading skills when their vocabulary is so limited?#x1D;#xA0; #xA0; These are the questions raised by teachers facing the daunting task of teaching English Language Learners regular subject content in the general classroom.#xA0; The No Child Left Behind policy (2001) raises the accountability for all our students including English Language Learners.#xA0; This text is a concise and practical resource book that combines current research in English language learning with teaching application strategies for the preK-12thgrade classroom.#xA0; The teaching strategies are research based, time tested, classroom proven, and they work. #xA0; Written for student teachers and experienced teachers new to English Language Learners, the author uses her own teaching experience in the Author Insightfeature to offer practical suggestions.#xA0; Other unique features of the text are the Classroom Scenarios, that present authentic voices from the classroom that connect the scenario to the content of the chapter, Guiding Discussion Questionsthat follow each scenario stimulate talk and discussion and encourage teachers to become analytical and reflective, and Classroom Application Strategiesprovide teachers with practical, research -based teaching strategies.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents
Journey of English Language Learners, Past and Present
Foundations of English Language Learning-Thoery to Practice
Getting to know the English Language Learner
Pre-Planing and Planning Instruction for the English Language Learner
Interactive Teaching Stratgies for Englishlanguage Learners
Teaching Academic Content to English Language Learners
Teaching English Language Learners in the Content
Areas: Language Arts,Social Studies, Math and Science
Actively Assessing and Monitoring Academic
Progress of English Language Learners in the General Education Classroom
Motivational and Classroom Management
Strategies for English Language Learners
Facilitating School, Family, and Community Involvement for the English Language Learner
Detailed Contents
Journey of English Language Learners, Past and Present
Focus Questions
Classroom Scenario
Analysis of Scenario
Guiding Discussion Questions
Author's Insight
What Research Tells Us
Immigration in the Past-Assimilationist
Immigration Trends Today-Cultural Pluralism
Reality of Classrooms Today
Classroom Apppliction Strategies
Steps for Identification of English Language Learner
Placement Possibilities for English Language Learner
TESOL Compliance
Commonly Used Terminology
Identifying Language Levels of Students
No Child Left Behind and the Classroom Teacher
Chapter Summary
Reflective Chapter Questions
Suggested Field-Based Activites for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
Foundations of English Language Learning- Thoery to Practice
Focus Questions
Classroom Scenario
Analysis of scenario
Guiding Discussion Questions
Author's Insight
What Research Tells USA
Brief Overview of First Language Development from Birth to Eight Years
The Connection between First Language and Second Language Literacy Development
Language Differences
An Overview of Second Language Development Theory
Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS)
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Skills (CALPS)
Transitioning from BICS to CALPS
Cognitive Benefits of Knowing a Second Language
Classroom Apppliction Strategies
Teacher Support Strategies during Language Development from BICS to CALPS
Literacy Gaps
Comprehensible Input
Communication not Perfection
No Teacher Left Behind
Understanding Linguistic Terms
Chapter Summary
Reflective Chapter Questions
Suggested Field-Based Activites for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
Getting to Know the English Language Learner
Focus Questions
Classroom Scenario
Analysis of scenario
Guiding Discussion Questions
Author's Insight
What Research Tells Us
What Teachers and School Need to Understand about English Language Learners
Emotional/psychological needs
Cultural needs
Cognitive needs
Learning style needs: field dependent and field independent learners
Linguistic needs
What English Language Learners Want Teachers to Know About Themselves: The Students Voice
Classroom Apppliction Strategies
Caring for the Emotional Needs of English Language Learner
Teacher Support Strategies for the Ell Student
Caring for the
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