What Every Teacher Should Know About English Language Learners

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Teachers across the country are finding their classrooms increasingly diverse, and this booklet is designed to help teachers cater to the needs of English language learners, both in ESL and non-ESL classrooms. By examining the background of English language learners, this booklet helps teachers to create a framework for organizing the classroom environment. Practical classroom strategies for literacy and content education are also emphasized.    

Table of Contents

Getting To Know English Language Learnersp. 1
Family Backgroundp. 1
Cultural Considerationsp. 7
Language Acquisitionp. 12
Educational Implicationsp. 15
Creating Supportive Literacy Environments For English Language Learnersp. 18
The Standards Basep. 18
The Teacher's Knowledgep. 20
The Teacher's Rolep. 22
Instructional Rolep. 24
The Physical Environmentp. 27
The Materialsp. 28
The Communityp. 31
Implementing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction with English Language Learnersp. 33
Developing Language Through Visual Literacyp. 33
Integrating Oral Language, Reading, and Writingp. 35
Extending Literacy Across the Curriculump. 42
Assessing Language Growthp. 44
Referencesp. 46
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