Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The third edition ofFifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learnersincludes a rich assortment of practical features to support teachers as they meet some of the more daunting challenges of the 21st century classroom. All of the strategies in this book are aligned to the TESOL standards and have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions in how to plan and use the strategy and two classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. A new unique DVD included in the back of the text illustrates select strategies being used in a classroom dominated by English learners. After the demonstration lesson, one of the authors interviews the teacher for insights into how the lesson was planned and the teacher's reasons for choosing the strategy. The strategies include planning approaches, strategies for improving student involvement, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension..Organized into five sections which flow easily from theory and planning, through learner involvement and vocabulary building, to increasing comprehension. Numerous strategies in the theoretical overview section, plus suggestions for assessment integrated into many strategies in other sections. Provides a repertoire of non-traditional assessment ideas such as anecdotal records, performance samples, and portfolios. Integrates material on the use of educational technology such as the internet, visual aids, etc. Includes thorough, concise summary of relevant research from Krashen, Cummins, Terrell, Swain, Asher, and others.For Educators.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Overview
Strategies for Enhancing Instruction Through Planning
Predictable Routines and Signals: Reducing Anxiety
Visual Scaffolding: Providing Language Support Through Visual Images
Realia Strategies: Connecting Language Acquisition to the Real World
Interactive Read-Aloud: Reading Designed to Support Understanding
Advance Organizers: Getting the Mind in Gear for Instruction
Preview/Review: Building Vocabulary and Concepts to Support Understanding
Language Focus Lessons: Planning Lessons to Support the Acquisition of English Vocabulary and Structures
Academic Language Scaffolding: Supporting Student Use of Language in Academic Settings
Language Framework Planning: Creating a Framework Language Success
Skills Grouping: Planning for More Individualized Instruction
Strategies for Supporting Student Involvement
Total Physical Response: Integrating Movement into Language Acquisition
Shared Reading: Demonstrating How Reading Works
Leveled Questions: Adjusting Questioning Strategies to the Language Levels of Students
Manipulative Strategies: Using Objects to Connect Concepts
Partner Work: Practicing Verbal Interaction
Communication Games: Creating Opportunities for Verbal Interaction
Bilingual Books and Labels: Supporting Biliteracy Awareness
Cooperative Learning: Group Interactions to Accomplish Goals
Culture Studies: Learning Research Skills and Valuing Home Cultures in One Project
Learning Centers: Extending Learning Through Hands-On Practice
Imaging: Creating Visual Pictures to Support Understanding
Integrated Curriculum Projects: Using Authentic Projects to Bring Knowledge Together
Sorting Activities: Organizing Information into Categories
Collaborative Reading: What to Do When They Can't Read the Textbook
Multimedia Presentations: Oral Reports for the New Millennium
Reciprocal Teaching: Group Work with an Interactive Structure
Strategies for Building Vocabulary and Fluency
Modeled Talk: Showing While You Talk
Reporting Back: Verbal Practice in Curricular Connections
Vocabulary Role Play: Building Vocabulary Through Dramatization
Vocabulary Processing: A Multistrategy Approach to Building and Using Vocabulary
Word Walls: Displaying and Organizing Wordsfor Easy Access
Story Reenactment: Making Stories Come to Life!
Scripting: Practicing Verbal Interactions
Practicing Verbal Communication to Build Confidence, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
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