A Course for Teaching English Learners


Author: Lynne T. Díaz-Rico
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 381
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A Course for Teaching English Learners (CTEL Handbook) offers strategies to equip teachers to work with English language learners, balancing fundamental principles with practical classroom techniques. This book offers in a single volume a wealth of background principles underlying the cultural, linguistic, and sociocultural contexts and foundations of learning and by providing a comprehensive framework that doesn't only focus on reading and writing. Provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) call for yearly accountability in English language growth for language-minority students. The CTEL Handbook addresses the new focus on testing procedures, as well as adaptation for English learners during the test-taking process. Throughout, Lynne Diaz-Rico provides the necessary background knowledge needed to educate English learners and also includes a variety of classroom methods for English language development in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computer-assisted instruction. --From publisher's description.

Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners


Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649291
Category: Education
Page: 359
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The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse university classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for these learning opportunities must adjust to meet participant needs. Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners brings together professional discourse regarding best practices, challenges, and insights on both higher education and corporate training settings. This book is a vital instrument for instructional designers, faculty, administrators, corporate trainers, students and researchers interested in design and facilitation of online learning for a global audience.

Language Teachers and Teaching

Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives
Author: Selim Ben Said,Lawrence Jun Zhang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134466854
Category: Education
Page: 346
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This volume gathers contributions from a range of global experts in teacher education to address the topic of language teacher education. It shows how teacher education involves the agency of teachers, which forms part of their identity, and which they take on when integrating into the teaching community of practice. In addition, the volume explores the teachers’ situated practice--the dynamic negotiation of classroom situations, socialization into the professional teaching culture, and "on the ground experimentation" with pedagogical skills/techniques.

SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION IN READING FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS

(2nd Ed.)
Author: Elva Duran
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087326
Category: Education
Page: 428
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Students whose first language is not English are the fastest-growing group in public schools in all regions of the United States. Almost 10 million children between the ages of five and 17 live in the homes and communities in which a language other than English in spoken and presently most schools in the U.S. are under-educating many English learners. The achievement of Hispanic students needs to improve dramatically over the next five years and this book describes the cornerstone elements for bringing about this change. The initial chapter introduces direct instruction to be used with reading and literacy programs. Chapters 2 and 3 provide excellent review of the literature in language development and address developing language instruction, listening, and speaking with Spanish-speaking students and offers what a comprehensive language development program should look like. Chapter 4 reviews academic language and literacy instruction while the next addresses the components of instruction in Spanish. Chapter 6 offers lesson plan suggestions for Spanish-speaking students, while the following two sections discuss components that transfer and do not transfer in Spanish to English reading instruction. Chapter 9 reviews English language development and provides lesson plans for implementing SDAIE programs. Finally, Chapter 10 discusses two-way bilingual immersion and shares actual classroom schedules and lessons. This unique text will help in the preparation of primary grade teachers throughout the U.S. so that they may be successful with Hispanic students entering the public schools with little or no English background. It will also be a useful tool for school districts’ staff development in addressing school improvement goals for increasing the achievement of Hispanic students.

Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms

A Teachers Handbook for Content-Based Instruction
Author: Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783093358
Category: Education
Page: 285
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This book provides educators with an accessible guide to best practices concerning content-based instruction (CBI) models and their use in English learner inclusive classrooms. The author effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice with a critical analysis of practical examples and diverse strategies for the inclusion of English learners into K-12 general education courses. The book also raises controversial questions regarding who is qualified to teach English learners and who is responsible for doing so, looking at the difficulties faced by both general educators and ESL teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. By providing a lens through which both ESL teachers and general educators are able to analyze, compare and contrast a range of widely-employed CBI methods, this book allows teachers to make informed decisions in their EL program development and work with English learners in K-12 schools.

Teaching English Language and Content in Mainstream Classes

One Class, Many Paths
Author: Linda New Levine,Mary Lou McCloskey
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132893664
Category: Education
Page: 360
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The ideal resource for helping K-12 classroom teachers integrate content learning and English language learning into their classroom lessons, Teaching English Language and Content in Mainstream Classes presents practical, ready-to-use, research-based principles and strategies in a friendly writing style that clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers classroom teachers what they need to accelerate their students' academic achievement. With it's emphasis on techniques for developing reading, writing, and speaking skills in the content areas and it's presentation of illustrative teaching vignettes to make the ideas clear, the new edition of this widely popular guide stands out from others on the market as a "must have" resource for teachers in today's diverse classrooms.

Teaching English Language Learners Through the Arts

A SUAVE Experience
Author: Merryl Ruth Goldberg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205343836
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 149
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This text describes successful ways in which English language learners have excelled in an arts-based methods program. Based on the workings of an award winning, and well-researched program called SUAVE (Socios Unidos para Artes Via Educacion - United Community for Arts in Education), this text delves into all aspects of classroom practice, as well as the professional development practices that support students' learning through the arts-based methods. A perfect supplement for any ESL course, this text focuses on ongoing practice by demonstrating real examples from real classrooms through the voices of teachers, researchers, artists, administrators, and students "This is an inspiring and encouraging book for all teachers, not just those teaching ESL and/or elementary...This is an excellent asset for practicing teachers, student teachers, parents and administrators...This is the kind of book readers would not want to put down until they have reached the end. " Professor Karima Benremouga, "University of Houston." Teaching ESL through the Arts "is an excellent manuscript and will make a wonderful contribution to the field." Professor Sharon H. Ulanoff, "California State University, Los Angeles" Merryl Goldberg is an Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at California State University San Marcos. A professional saxophonist and recording artist who toured internationally for thirteen years with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Goldberg has published widely on the importance of arts in education including Arts and Learning: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings (2nd ed.) (2001) Addison Wesley/Longman. She is the recipient of Spencer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, and Fulbright-Hays Foundations grants relating to her work with arts in the schools.

New Interchange Intro Student's Book

English for International Communication
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521773997
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 152
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New Interchange is a complete revision of Interchange, one of the world s most popular and successful English courses. New Interchange is a multi-level course for adults and young adult learners of English from beginning to high-intermediate level. Level One builds on the foundations for accurate and fluent communication established in the Intro Level, extending grammatical, lexical, and functional skills.New Interchange teaches students to use English for everyday situations and purposes related to school, work, social life, and leisure. The underlying philosophy is that language learning is more rewarding, meaningful, and effective when used for authentic communication.

Adding English

A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms
Author: Elizabeth Coelho,Dyanne Rivers
Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780887510953
Category: Education
Page: 301
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A guide for teachers tasked with integrating second language learners into a mainstream K-12 program offers ideas and advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all areas of the curriculum.

Teaching writing in second and foreign language classrooms


Author: Jessica Williams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072934793
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 209
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This short, accessible new text in the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series provides research-based information and practical advice to instructors who teach writing to second and foreign language learners. Based on the principles of communicative language teaching, the text can be used as a supplement to other books in the Series or to other main texts. It is appropriate for a basic methods course or a course on second or foreign language writing; it can also be used as part of a preparation course for ESL or foreign language teaching assistants, as a text for continuing education courses for high school ESL teachers, or as an aid for practicing second language teachers.

Strategies for Teaching English Learners


Author: Lynne T. Díaz-Rico
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205566754
Category: Education
Page: 484
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Thoroughly updated, the second edition includes a description of the unique contributions of non-native-English-speaking teachers make to the teaching of English, up-to-date information on the demographics of English learners and the demand for English teachers worldwide, a profile of an elementary school with an innovative social-justice curriculum approach, suggestions about the use of learning centers in English-as-a-foreign-language elementary classrooms, an expanded definition of culture to include a contemporary emphasis on identity, a critical view about the study of gender and race in the classroom, new ways to incorporate volunteers into classroom instruction, ways to encourage "virtual volunteering," and finally project-based learning and service learning are combined in Chapter 15 as ways to link English learners with the larger community. --From publisher's description.

Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning

A Guide for Faculty and Administrators
Author: Margot Soven,Dolores Lehr,Siskanna Naynaha,Wendy Olson
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228798
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as “high impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as “paired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.

Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners

The SIOP Model
Author: Jana Echevarria,MaryEllen Vogt,Deborah Short
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 237
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Discusses the educational needs of English learners, provides an introduction to sheltered instruction, describes the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP model for working with English learners, and includes information on reading problems, learning disabilities, and scoring and interpretation of SIOP.

English for Business Studies Teacher's Book

A Course for Business Studies and Economics Students
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521752862
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 158
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English for Business Studies is a course for students who need to be able to understand and talk about key business and economic concepts. The 30 units cover a range of issues, including work and motivation, production, marketing, banking, business ethics, exchange rates and international trade. The second edition contains two new chapters: Information and Electronic Commerce, and Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital. It also includes a full update of the existing units. The cassettes and audio CDs contain authentic interviews with experts talking about their field of business or economics.

Literacy Growth for Every Child

Differentiated Small-Group Instruction K-6
Author: Diane Lapp,Douglas Fisher,Thomas DeVere Wolsey
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251488X
Category: Education
Page: 190
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This research-based guide addresses the challenge of implementing differentiated small-group instruction in K–6 classrooms where students' abilities, needs, and interests vary widely. It is packed with ideas about how to structure literacy lessons that incorporate both collaborative and needs-based small-group instruction in order to help all students succeed. The authors explain how to use assessment to group students appropriately and how to develop whole-class instruction that leads to productive work in groups. Each chapter details engaging activities that will improve speaking listening, writing, reading, and technology skills for diverse students, including English language learners. In a large-size format for ease of photocopying, the book includes more than two dozen teaching tools.

English the American Way: A Fun Guide to English Language 2nd Edition


Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738612367
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Written as a guide for people who already have a basic understanding of English and want to improve their ability to speak it the way it is spoken in the United States.

The Differentiated Classroom

Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Category: Education
Page: 197
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Speakout Elementary


Author: Jenny Parsons,Matthew Duffy,Karen Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781447976752
Category:
Page: 208
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Speakout 2nd Edition is a comprehensive six-level general English course for adults that has been developed in association with BBC Worldwide and BBC Learning English. The course integrates authentic video from popular BBC programmes into every unit and builds the skills and knowledge learners need to express themselves confidently in a real English-speaking environment.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag
Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783407228550
Category:
Page: 232
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.