Strategies for Teaching English Learners

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book has been touted as the best overview of basic principles and strategies for English language teaching. It includes an introduction to the fascination and challenges of teaching English learners and offers a comprehensive overview of learning theories and teaching strategies.Current and future K-12 teachers.

Author Biography

Lynne Diaz-Rico is professor of education at California State University, San Bernardino.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Strategies for Teaching English Learners: A Summary
Who Are English Learners and Their Teachers?
The Profession of Teaching English Learners
Who Are English Learners and What Are Their Needs?
English as an International Language
Professional Organizations for Teachers of English Learners
Critical Roles for Teachers. Educators as Critical Pedagogists
A Critical Sociological Look at Language and Power
Profession, Policy, and Power in the Education of English Learners
Views of Teaching and Learning
Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Postmodern Pedagogy
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Educational Psychology: Behavioral Methods
Educational Psychology: Cognitive Methods
Humanistic Education: Affective and Emotional Factors
Cultural Anthropology and Education
Looking Forward: Postmodernism
The Future of Teaching English Learners
Performance-Based Learning
Why Performance-Based Learning?
What Is Performance-Based Learning?
Standards-Based Learning
What Is the Best Use of Assessment?
What Is Performance Assessment?
Methods of Assessment
Identification, Assessment, and Placement of English Learners in the Schools
Limitations of Assessment
Academic Expectations
Planning Instruction
Matching Performance and Assessment
Monitoring and Adjusting Instruction
Learner Strategies and Learner-Focused Teaching
Learner Control and Academic Competence
Learner Autonomy: Self-management and Self-motivation
What Are Learner Strategies?
Indirect Strategies and Second Language Use
Indirect Strategies: Learning Style Preferences
Direct Strategies: Cognitive
Direct Strategies: Metacognitive
Direct Strategies: Social-Affective
Direct Strategies: Study and Survival Skills
ESL and the Content Areas
Computer-Assisted Language Learning/Computer-Mediated Communication
Learning Processes That Build on First Language
Literacy and Power
Reading Processes
Writing Processes
Listening Processes
Speaking Processes
The Imaginary
The Importance of the Imaginary
Exploring the Imagination
Stimulating the Imagination Directly
Drama in the Classroom
Poetry and the Muse
Music: Listening, Playing, Singing, Creating
The Virtues of the Imaginary
Grammar Through Integrated Language Skills and Wonderful English
English Is Democratic and Creative
Why Integrated Skills?
Integrated Instructional Activities.
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