Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners

ISBN-10: 0415634962
ISBN-13: 9780415634960
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $79.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learnersprovides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include:• An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points.• New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4. 

List of Figures
List of Tables
Series Introduction
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Teachers and ELLs
Who Can Benefit from this Book?
How to Use this Book
Your English Language Learner Tony Erben
Orientation
The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect
Give ELLs Many Opportunities to Read, to Write, to Listen to, and to Discuss Oral and Written English Texts Expressed in a Variety of Ways
Draw Attention to Patterns of English Language Structure
Give ELLs Classroom Time to Use Their English Productively
Give ELLs Opportunities to Notice Their Errors and to Correct Their English
Construct Activities that Maximize Opportunities for ELLs to Interact with Others in English
Constructing a Curriculum with Language Needs in Mind
Deciding on the Best ESOL Program
Teaching for English Language Development
Not All ELLs Are the Same
Stages of Cultural Adjustment
Cultural Practices at School
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Not All Parents Are the Same: Home-School Communication
Ideas: On Fostering Access
Ideas: On Fostering Approachability
Ideas: On Achieving Good Follow-Through
English Language Learners with Special Needs
Gifted ELL Students
Conclusion
Principles of Social Studies Teaching and Learning
Principles of Social Studies Teaching and Learning
Elements of an Instructional Program
How Instruction Unfolds
Social Studies-Focused ELL Research
Classroom Environment
Pedagogical Orientation, Practice, and Reflection
Culturally Sensitive Pedagogy
General Approaches for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs
Language Use
Content-Centered Instruction
Sheltered Instruction
Individualized and Differentiated Instruction
Technology-Based Instruction and Learning
Discussion and Questioning
Discovery and Exploration
Cooperative Learning Skills
Enacting the Social Studies Curriculum
Textbooks and Trade Books
Graphic Organizers and Realia
Demonstrations and Total Physical Response
Role Playing and Simulations
Visual Resources
Assessment
Conclusion
Teaching Social Studies
Introduction
Geography
Kinesthetic Learning and Stratified Questioning: The Concept of Scale (Levels 1-4)
Kinesthetic Learning and Visual Aids: Africa: Physical Geography and Population Distribution (Levels 3 and 4)
K-W-L-Q-H, Visual Aids, Guided Imagery, and Stratified Questioning: Women's Work in Southern India (Levels 2-4)
Discovery Exercise Using Visual Aids and Stratified Questioning: Adaptation of the Environment: Place Where Native Americans Lived (Levels 1-4)
U.S. History
Visual Aids, Stratified Questioning: Lewis and Clark Expedition (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids, Cartography, and Critical Thinking: Lewis and Clark Activity 2: Cartography (Levels 3 and 4)
Dioramas, Kinesthetic Learning, and Cooperative Learning: Lewis and Clark Extension Activity: Creating a Diorama (Levels 1-4)
Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching, and Primary Documents: Lewis and Clark Activity 3: Primary Documents Using Cooperative Learning (Levels 3 and 4)
Bar Graphs and Historical Photograph Analysis: City Life 1860-1920s (Levels 2 and 3)
Timelines and Stratified Questioning Strategy: Woodrow Wilson (Levels 1-4)
Modified Text, Visual Aids, Picture Books, Stratified Questioning, and Music: Women in WWII (Levels 1-4)
Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex Speech, 1961: Simplifying Text and Role Playing (Levels 3 and 4)
World History
Culturally Sensitive Pedagogy, Visual Aids, Stratified Questioning, and Research Skills: World Origins of Our Class (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids, Guided Observation, Word Wall, and Stratified Questioning: The Agricultural Revolution (Levels 1 and 2)
Realia, Word Wall, and Visual Aids: The Renaissance (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids and Primary Source Documents: Cultural Encounter and Exploration (Levels 3 and 4)
Simplified Text and Concept Map: The Enlightenment (Levels 2-4)
Visual Aids, Stratified Questioning, and Guided Discussion: The Industrial Revolution: The Cases of Great Britain and Japan (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids, Role Playing, Guided Reading, and Stratified Questioning: Japanese Americans During WWII (Levels 1-4)
Role Playing and Cooperative Learning: Factory Life in the Twentieth Century (Levels 2-4)
Government and Civics
Graphic Organizers and Visuals: The Duties, Responsibilities, and Rights of United States Citizens (Levels 1 and 2)
Peer Teaching and Visual Aids: Political Cartoons (Levels 2-4)
Teaching with Primary Sources (Levels 2-4)
Using Bilingual Dictionaries and Graphic Organizers: Voting Rights (Levels 3 and 4)
Language Development through Simplifying Complex Text and Using Visual Aids: Women's Suffrage (Levels 3 and 4)
Cooperative Learning, Computer Technology, and Alternative Assessments: Political Bumper Stickers (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids and Graphic Organizers: Executive Powers (Levels 1-4)
Economics
Visuals and Simplified Text to Develop Key Vocabulary (Levels 1 and 2)
Graphic Organizers and Role Playing: "Half a Loaf is Better than None": International Trade and Development (Levels 3 and 4)
Visual Aids, Realia, Total Physical Response, and Stratified Questioning Strategy: Goods and Services (Levels 1-4)
Visual Aids and Cooperative Learning: The Economic Concept of Scarcity (Levels 2-4)
Cooperative Learning: Setting Priorities and Making Choices: A Lesson in Personal Budgeting (Levels 3 and 4)
Graphic Organizers and Cooperative Learning: Consumer Credit and Debt (Levels 2-4)
Visual Aids and Stratified Questioning Strategy: Advertising (Levels 1-4)
Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology
Cooperative Learning and Visual Aids: Mental Cartography (Levels 1-4)
Visuals, Graphic Organizer, and Modified Assessment: Religions of the World (Levels 1 and 2)
Visual Aids, Realia, Object-Based Learning: Archaeological Artifacts (Levels 1 and 2)
Simplifying Complex Language: Cultural Anthropology: Seeing Through Others' Eyes (Levels 3 and 4)
Alternative Assessments: Sociology: Surveys and Opinion Polls (Levels 2-4)
Visual Aids, Graphic Organizer, and Effective Closure: Psychology: Identity Formation (Levels 1-4)
Controversial Issues in the Social Studies Classroom
Cooperative Learning, Kinesthetic Activities, and Stratified Questioning Strategy: The Paper Chase (Levels 1-4)
Using Technology, Audio-Visual Materials, and Cooperative Learning: Controversial Issues at Home and Abroad (Levels 2-4)
Political Cartoons, Values Clarification, and Role Playing: Immigration: Whom Should We Allow In? (Levels 1-4)
Simplified Text, Guided Note Taking, Visual Aids, and Cooperative Learning: Human Rights (Levels 2-4)
Kinesthetic Learning and Critical Thinking: Taking a Stand (Levels 2-4)
Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, and Research Skills: The Dead-Red Sea Canal (Levels 3 and 4)
Resources
Internet Resources for Teachers
Print and Associated Resources for Teachers
Resources for Students
Glossary
Notes
References
Index

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