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