Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom

ISBN-10: 1853595640
ISBN-13: 9781853595646
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This is the second edition of a text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Publication date: 1/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This is the second edition of a text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Limited English Proficient Students in the Mainstream Classroom
Introduction
Mainstreaming LEP Students: A Definition
Guiding Principles for Mainstream Classrooms
A Word of Caution
Issues in Mainstreaming Limited English Proficient Students
Conclusion
Limited English Proficient Students/English Language Learners: Who Are They?
Introduction
The 'LEP/ELL' Population in the United States
Linguistic Issues in Educating LEP/ELL Students
Factors to Consider in the Cognitive and Academic Development of LEP/ELL Students
Assessment Issues and Recommended Practices
Multiple Criteria Approaches
Matching Assessment to Instruction
Assessment of English Language Arts: The New York Case
English for the Children: The California Case
Conclusion
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom
Introduction
Ethnic Diversity in the Classroom
Hispanic Students
Asian and Pacific Islander Students
American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut Students
Haitian Students
Russian Students
Arab Students
Summary
Language Diversity in the United States
Organization of a Multicultural-Sensitive Classroom
Conclusion
Alternatives to Mainstreaming
Introduction
Second Language Learning
Summary
Understanding Second Language Proficiency
The Role of the Native/First Language
Individual Differences
The Bilingualism of Language Minority Students
Fostering Bilingualism Through Bilingual Education
Recommended English as a Second Language Methodology
Sheltered Subject Matter Teaching
Conclusion
The Integrated Development of Oral and Written Language
Introduction
The Oral Language, Reading and Writing Connection
Listening Comprehension
The Oral Production of Second Language Learners
Reading in a Second Language
Writing in a Second Language
From Functional to Critical Literacy
Conclusion
Instructional Strategies for LEP/ELL Students' Oral and Written English Language Development
Introduction
Initial Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension in English to LEP/ELL Students
Prereading Strategies
Guided Reading Strategies
Post-Reading Strategies
The Language Experience Approach as a Post-Reading Activity
Developing Literacy Through Literature
Language Arts Classrooms
Instructional Strategies for the Development of Writing Proficiency
Integrating Process and Product
Journal Writing
Pragmatic Writing
Thematic Units
Conclusion
Integrating Language and Social Studies Learning
Introduction
Integrating Language and Content
Preparing Students for a Social Studies Lesson
Recommended Teaching Practices
Historical Literature
Creating Cooperative Grouping
Emphasizing Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Using Manipulatives and Multimedia Materials
Responding to the Social Studies National and Local Standards
An Eclectic Model
Conclusion
Integrating Language and Science Learning
Introduction
Science Processes and the Language of Science
Science: A Meaning-Making Process
Discovery Learning
Teaching for Understanding
Concept Development
Vocabulary Development
Collaborative Interactions in the Science Classroom
Science Investigations
Expansion of Concepts
Problem-Solving Situations
Development of Thinking Skills
Development of Study Skills
What Other Elements Facilitate the Acquisition of Science Concepts and Skills to LEP/ELL Students?
Conclusion
Integrating Language and Mathematics Learning
Introduction
The Language of Mathematics
Vocabulary
Syntax
Semantics
Discourse
Word Problems
Mathematics: Content and Process
Construction of Mathematical Understanding
Solving Problems in Meaningful Situations
Using Thinking Strategies to Learn Basic Facts
Recommended Instructional Practices
Pre-Mathematics Language Activities
Conducting Productive Class Discussions
Use of Manipulatives
Integration of Mathematics and Other Content Areas
Conclusion
The Role of Teachers in the Development of Linguistic, Cognitive and Academic Skills of LEP/ELL Students
Introduction
Competencies of Successful Mainstream Teachers
Organization and Delivery of Instruction
Facilitators of Parental Involvement
Creating Appropriate Language and Learning Environments for LEP/ELL Students
Developing Reflective Practitioners
Conclusion
References
Indexes

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