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How to Teach English Language Learners: Effective Strategies from Outstanding Educators, Grades K-6

ISBN: 978-0-470-55552-1
224 pages
October 2009, Jossey-Bass
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This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs—from providing general reading instruction for the entire classroom to targeted interventions with struggling students. Written by noted ELL educators Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner, and Terese Aceves, How to Teach English Language Learners is filled with inspiring success stories, teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.
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About This Book.

The Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Getting Started with This Book.

PART ONE: CORE INSTRUCTION IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM (TIER 1).

1 Effective Classroom Practice in a General Education Setting.

2 Bilingual Kindergarten Instruction in a Dual Immersion Program.

3 Bilingual First-Grade Instruction (Michael Orosco and Janette K. Klinger).

PART TWO: SUPPLEMENTAL INTERVENTION FOR STRUGGLING READERS (TIER 2).

4 Supporting Struggling ELL Readers.

PART THREE: INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT LEARNING NEEDS (TIER 3).

5 Special Education in a Pull-Out Setting.

6 Special Education in an Inclusive Setting.

Conclusion: Putting It All Together.

Appendix A: Suggested Web Resources.

Appendix B: Suggested Print Resources.

References.

Index.

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Diane Haager, professor of special education and counseling at California State University Los Angeles, is a researcher and teacher educator in reading and learning disabilities.

Janette K. Klingner is a professor in bilingual special education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Haager and Klingner are co-authors of numerous books including Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms: The Special Educator's Guide.

Terese C. Aceves is associate professor of special education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Education for All from Jossey-Bass, 2008.

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