Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL : A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-04
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Praised for its strong research base, engaging style, and inclusion of specific teaching ideas, the Fifth Edition comprehensively examines oral language, vocabulary, writing, reading, and writing/content-based instruction in English for grades K-12 students. This Fifth Edition of Peregoy & Boyle's best-selling book continues the strengths of the Fourth Edition with its comprehensiveness and accessibility, providing a wealth of practical strategies for promoting literacy and language development in ELLs (K-12). Unlike many books in this field,Reading, Writing and Learning in ESLtakes a unique approach by exploring contemporary language acquisition theory (as it relates to instruction) and providing suggestions and methods for motivating ELLsrs" English language, literacy and content area learning. The book highlights content-based instruction and features differentiated instruction for English language learners.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
English Language Learners in School
Who Are English Language Learners?
How Can I Get to Know My English Language Learners?
Getting Basic Information When a New Student Arrives
Classroom Activities That Let You Get to Know Your Students
How Do Cultural Differences Affect Teaching and Learning?
Culture in the Classroom Context
Definitions of Culture
Becoming an Effective Participant-Observer in Your Own Classroom
Sociolinguistic Interactions in the Classroom
Culturally Related Responses to Classroom Organization
Literacy Traditions from Home and Community
Who Am I in the Lives of My Students?
How Can I Ease Newcomers into the Routines of My
Classroom When They Know Little or No English?
First Things First: Safety and Security
Creating a Sense of Belonging
Current Policy Trends Affecting the Education of English Learners
Academic Standards and Assessment
High-Stakes Testing
Education Policy Specific to English Learners
What Kinds of Programs Exist to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners?
Bilingual Education Programs
English Language Instructional Programs
English Language Learners in the "General Education" Classroom
Quality Indicators to Look for in Programs Serving English Learners
Using Research and Expert Views to Inform P
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