Listening and Reading for English Language Learners

Listening and Reading for English Language Learners

Author: Dorit Sasson

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475805901

Category: Education

Page: 116

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This book provides an overview designed to help educators collaborate more effectively in the areas of content area literacy for the sake of their K-6 ELL students. The book weaves the practical and theoretical aspects of collaboration and suggests ways for teachers to form long term partnerships.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

Author: Kristin Lems

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606234709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Written specifically for K–12 educators, this accessible book explains the processes involved in second-language acquisition and provides a wealth of practical strategies for helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed at reading. The authors integrate knowledge from two fields that often remain disconnected—linguistics and literacy—with a focus on what works in the classroom. Teachers learn effective practices for supporting students as they build core competencies not just for reading in English, but also for listening, speaking, and writing. Engaging vignettes and examples illustrate ways to promote ELLs’ communicative skills across the content areas and in formal and informal settings.

Teaching English to Second Language Learners in Academic Contexts

Teaching English to Second Language Learners in Academic Contexts

Author: Jonathan M. Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317236542

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

View: 631

Teaching English to Second Language Learners in Academic Contexts: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking provides the fundamental knowledge that ESL and EFL teachers need to teach the four language skills. This foundational text, written by internationally renowned experts in the field, explains why skills-based teaching is at the heart of effective instruction in English for academic purposes (EAP) contexts. Each of the four main sections of the book helps readers understand how each skill—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—works and explains what research has to say about successful skill performance. Pedagogically focused chapters apply this information to principles for EAP curriculum design and to instructional activities and tasks adaptable in a wide range of language-learning contexts. Options for assessment and the role of digital technologies are considered for each skill, and essential information on integrated-skill instruction is provided. Moving from theory to practice, this teacher-friendly text is an essential resource for courses in TESOL programs, for in-service teacher-training seminars, and for practicing EAP teachers who want to upgrade their teaching abilities and knowledge bases.

Balancing Reading & Language Learning

Balancing Reading & Language Learning

Author: Mary Cappellini

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571103673

Category: Education

Page: 339

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Discusses ways to integrate reading instruction with language instruction and includes lessons that emphasize ongoing assessment and choosing appropriate books according to reading and language level.

Implementing Response-to-Intervention to Address the Needs of English-Language Learners

Implementing Response-to-Intervention to Address the Needs of English-Language Learners

Author: Holly S. Hudspath-Niemi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136257124

Category: Education

Page: 198

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There is considerable concern surrounding the complex issue of how to meet the learning needs of English-language learners within general and special education programs. Implementing Response-to-Intervention to Address the Needs of English-Language Learners increases school psychologists’ knowledge of intervention strategies related to ELLs, through its examination of the challenges associated with evaluating ELLs and by providing a collaborative framework to enhance educational identification and placement in special education. It accomplishes this by incorporating research-based intervention approaches for ELLs and offering a comprehensive guide to the processes and tools that school teams should consider when utilizing a response to intervention model to support the academic and behavioral needs of ELLs. With a strong focus on alternative assessment, collaboration, and parental involvement, this volume in a definitive touchstone in the quest to provide culturally responsive pedagogy and appropriate adapted classroom instruction for English-language learners of various proficiency levels.

Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition

Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition

Author: Kristin Lems

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462531622

Category: Education

Page: 334

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How can linguistics help teachers of English language learners (ELLs) improve their instruction? What specific competencies do ELLs need to build in order to speak, listen, read, and write in a new language? Now revised and expanded with a broader view of literacy, this book has guided thousands of inservice and preservice teachers to understand the processes involved in second-language acquisition and help ELLs succeed. The authors explain relevant linguistic concepts with a focus on what works in today's diverse PreK-12 classrooms. Effective teaching strategies are illustrated with engaging classroom vignettes; the volume also features instructive discussion questions and a glossary. (First edition title: Teaching Reading to English Language Learners.) New to This Edition *Chapter on digital learning, plus new content on digital technology throughout the book. *Broader view of literacy; increased attention to oral language and writing as well as reading. *Even more user friendly--additional classroom suggestions from real teachers, vignettes, and examples and graphics illustrating linguistic concepts. *End-of-chapter "challenge questions" that inspire deeper reflection. *Coverage of timely topics, such as numeracy and the language innovations of text messages. This e-book edition features 18 full-color figures. (Figures will appear in black and white on black-and-white e-readers).

International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT

International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT

Author: Anne Burns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319634449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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This book offers a range of perspectives and insights from around the world on the teaching and learning of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It brings together contributors from across six continents, who analyse a wide range of teaching and learning contexts, including primary, secondary, tertiary, private, and adult ESL/EFL classes. In doing so, they provide locally relevant accounts that nonetheless resonate with other contexts and wider concerns. This informative and practical edited collection will appeal to students and scholars who are interested in the four building blocks of language learning, as well as language education and teacher education.

How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners

How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners

Author: Rachel Carrillo Syrja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111809817X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Practical, ready-to-use ELL strategies firmly rooted in the latestresearch This book provides practical strategies and tools for assessingand teaching even the most hard to reach English language learnersacross the content areas. Syrja offers educators the latestinformation on working with ELLs (including using formativeassessments) and provides a wealth of classroom-tested models andmeasures. These tools have proven to be effective with ESL studentsat all levels, including Long Term English Learners (LTELs).Throughout the book, the author shares powerful research-basedstrategies and clearly illustrates how they should be implementedin the classroom for maximum impact. Filled with proven ideas and easy-to-implement tips forteaching ELLs Designed to be a practical ELL/ESL resource for classroomteachers Syrja, a former teacher and ESL student, is a noted expert inEnglish language learning and a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center This value-packed guide offers educators accessible andresearch-based classroom strategies for reaching and teachingELLs.

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Author: Michael F. Graves

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807753750

Category: Education

Page: 177

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Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K–12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.

Promoting Academic Success with English Language Learners

Promoting Academic Success with English Language Learners

Author: Craig A. Albers

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462521265

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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Educators and school psychologists throughout the country are working with growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs), but often feel unprepared to help these students excel. This highly informative book presents evidence-based strategies for promoting proficiency in academic English and improving outcomes in a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. Illustrated with a detailed case example, the book describes best practices for working with K-5 ELLs in all stages of RTI: universal screening, progress monitoring, data collection, decision making, and intensifying instruction. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

The Education of English Language Learners

The Education of English Language Learners

Author: Marilyn Shatz

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462503308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

View: 953

This book presents evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners' (ELLs') school readiness and achievement at all grade levels. It examines the importance of communication and language use for children's learning both in and outside of school.