How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners Practical Strategies to Ensure Success

ISBN-10: 0470767618

ISBN-13: 9780470767610

Edition: 2011

Authors: Rachel Carrillo Syrja

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How to Reach & Teach English Language Learners will provide strategies and tools for assessing and teaching English Language Learners, and will provide educators with the research around using formative assessments with ELLs.#xA0; Included will be assessment models and measures that are classroom-tested and found to be effective with ELL students. The book will illustrate how to use these by offering success stories from real-world classrooms.#xA0;Currently, there are very few practical assessment resources for teachers.#xA0; Educators need resources that are easy to use with practical ideas that can be easily implemented.#xA0; Most of the comparable books on the market offer an approach that is time-intensive and complicated, making it hard for teachers to implement. By contrast, this book will offer practical, ready-to-use strategies that are firmly rooted in the latest research.
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

About the Author
About The Leadership and Learning Center
Where Are the Answers?
Using This Resource
English Language Learners
The Current State of Education for English Language Learners
What Works with ELLs
Is It Only About Degree of Implementation?
How Long It Takes to Acquire English
The New Wave of Immigration
A Growing ELL Population
Characteristics of the Current ELL Population
The Case for Urgency
The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act
State Concentrations of School-Age Children of Immigrants
Responding to the Challenges
Long-Term English Language Learners
How Children Acquire Language
What Works with Long-Term English Learners
Discussion Questions
Getting Ready To Teach
English Language Learner Instructional Programs
Some Issues with the Home Language Survey
English Language Learner Program Options
Bilingual Programs
Dual-Immersion Programs
English-Immersion Programs
Support Programs for ELLs
English as a Second Language Instruction
Sheltered Instruction
Total Physical Response
Levels of Language Acquisition
How the Four Language Domains Develop in ELLs
Assessing English Language Learners
Formative and Summative Assessments
The Assessment Process
Monitoring Language Acquisition
Complexities of Monitoring Language Acquisition
Assessment in the ESL Classroom
Assessment in the Mainstream Classroom
Planning Differentiated Assessments
AWord of Caution to Mainstream Teachers
The Bottom Line
Grading English Language Learners
Impact of an Inaccurate Grading System on Students and Parents
What About the Teacher's Beliefs?
How to Solve the Grading Issues
Identifying Language Acquisition Levels
Creating Language Proficiency Assessments
Using Assessment Results
Survey: Auditing Your English Language Learner Program
Sample Supplemental Grading Report
English Language Learner Profile Sheet
Using the English Language Learner Profile Sheet
Discussion Questions
Reaching English Language Learners
Lowering the Affective Filter
Establishing a Low Affective Filter
Lowering the Affective Filter
Ensuring the Environment Is Conducive to Learning
Strategies for Lowering the Affective Filter
A Peek into Two Classrooms
Connecting with Families of English Language Learners
Where to Begin
Making Parents and Families Feel Welcome
Educational Opportunities for Parents
The Importance of Cultural Connections
Funds of Knowledge
Connecting with Families
Planning Resources for Family Nights
Sample Parent Letter
Parent Education Planning Checklist
Family Night Planning Checklist
Family Reading Night Parent Resources for Elementary Schools
Before-Reading Strategies
During-Reading Strategies
After-Reading Strategies
Family Night Parent Resources for Secondary School
Discussion Questions
Teaching English Language Learners
What We Do Matters: The Importance of High-Quality Instruction
Action Research to Identify High-Impact Strategies
Conducting Action Research
Using the Four Domains of Language in Teaching
The Domains in Detail
Engaging Students Using the Four Domains of Language
The Fifth Domain: Thinking
Making Content Comprehensible
Total Physical Response
Sheltered Instruction
Examples of Sheltered Instruction
Graphic Organizers and ConceptMaps
Schema Building
Word Study
Sheltered Instruction Strategies
English as a Second Language
How English Learners Are Placed in ESL Classes
ESL Programs
ESL Curriculum Materials
Content-Based Instruction for ESL
Content-Driven ESL
Content-Based ESL
Assessing the Effectiveness of Our ESL Program
Teaching Strategies Across The Content Areas
High-Impact Strategies for Teaching the Content Areas
Strategies for Reading
Approaches to Reading for Elementary and Secondary English Learners
Assessing Preexisting Reading Ability
Comprehension: The Key to Accessing Content
Background Knowledge
The Strategy: Making Connections to Background Knowledge
The Strategy: Making Connections-Text to Text, Text to Self, Text toWorld
The Strategy: List-Group-Label
Motivation and Attention
The Strategy: Teaching Questioning
The Strategy: Teaching Students How to Predict
The Strategy: Tea Party
Comprehension Strategies
The Strategy: Reciprocal Teaching
The Strategy: Creating Mental Images Through Visualization
The Strategy: Interactive Reading
Word Recognition
Vocabulary Development
The Strategy: Repeated Reading
The Strategy: Key Vocabulary Prediction
The Strategy: Word Maps
Wide Reading: The Importance of Independent Reading
The Strategy: Implementing Independent Reading
Strategies forWriting
AWord About Grammar and Usage
Writing in the Content Areas
The Strategy: Implementing Writing Across the Curriculum
The Strategy: Connecting Reading and Writing Through Content
The Strategy: Developing Voice
The Strategy: RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) Writing
Strategies forMath
How to Help English Learners Achieve in Math
Difficulties That English Learners Face in Math
Strategies for Math
Preinstruction Strategies
The Strategy: Previewing the Lesson
The Strategy: Vocabulary Instruction for Multiple-Meaning Words
During-Instruction Strategies
The Strategy: Group Solutions
Other Strategies
Postinstruction Strategies
The Strategy: Paired Summarizing
Strategies for Other Content Areas
Teaching Text Features
The Strategy: Prereading Text
The Strategy: K-Q-L
Differentiation for Levels 1 and 2 English Learners
The Strategy: REAP
Elementary Interest Survey: My Favorite Things
Secondary Student Interest Survey
Discussion Questions
Putting These Practices To Work
How Can IMake These PracticesWork for My English Learners?
The Strategy: Microteaching
The Strategy in Action
Microteaching Checklist
Discussion Questions
Definitions and Key Terminology
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