How-To Guide for Teaching English Language Learners In the Primary Classroom

ISBN-10: 0325007004

ISBN-13: 9780325007007

Edition: 2005

Authors: Pat Barrett Dragan, Pat Barrett Dragan

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Written by a practicing classroom teacher and full of the important details that only a teacher's eye can spot, A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners focuses on the day-to-day challenges of working with ELLs and shares the joy and professional satisfaction of watching, nudging, and celebrating as children make a new language their own. Pat Barrett Dragan takes you through the first twenty days of school, showing you exactly how to get nonnative speakers in grades K-3 started on language acquisition. Then she takes you through the rest of the school year, demonstrating how to build an inclusive classroom community that encourages and supports the efforts of language learners and sharing innovative techniques ideas for: teaching reading and writing to children who do not know the language helping children express themselves in both their home language and their new language through movement, writing, music, and art giving students opportunities to learn through literacy and role-playing in "play-the-book centers" problem solving with language learners on the fly connecting with families even when you don't speak a common language. s Filled with resources, examples of student work, and commonsense suggestions, A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners is an ideal companion for new or veteran teachers in any classroom where students are acquiring English. As Dragan herself, writes, "Acquiring a second language can be a giant challenge for both children and adults…. We need to do things together so we have things to talk about, remember, and celebrate - experiences that will connect with our learning." Read A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners and find new ways to connect with and celebrate your students.
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Pat Barrett Dragan is the author of four Heinemann books: Kids, Cameras, and the Curriculum (2008), A How-To Guide for Teaching English Language Learners (2005), Everything You Need to Know to Teach First Grade (2003), and Literacy from Day One (2001). She is also the coauthor and illustrator for five published books for children. Pat has been a first-grade teacher in South San Francisco for more than thirty years. In 2005, she was honored for her teaching with Alpha Delta Kappa's International Excellence in Education Award.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Looking Through the Eyes of Second Language Learners
Structuring the Classroom Environment to Propel English Learners Toward Success
Demystifying Second Language Acquisition
Getting Started Teaching ELLs-A Look at the First Twenty Days of School
Exciting Ways to Get Children Talking
Facilitating Oral Language Acquisition Through Poetry and Music
Using Shared Reading and Picture Books to Help Children Acquire Language and Learn to Read
Enriching Language Learning Through Language Arts and Visual Arts Connections
Thematic Teaching: Making Connections
Writing and Publishing with English Language Learners
Putting It All Together with Puppetry, Masks, and Drama
Connecting with Families
Appendix
"I Like" Self-Portrait Template
Interview Grid
Thought Balloon
Celebration Banners
"Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" Booklet Template
Hundreds Day Kites
Kite Pattern
Artistic License
Scene or Museum Boxes
Poetry Frame
Mandala
"I Was Born to" Booklet Template
K-W-L Chart
Web Template 1
Web Template 2
Leaf Prints
Eight-Page Booklets
Eight-Page Pop-Up Books
Simple Hand Puppets
Cup Theater or Habitat with Puppets
Mask Template
Masks
Resources and References
Index
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