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The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists, 2nd Edition

The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists, 2nd Edition

Jacqueline E. Kress

ISBN: 978-0-470-22267-6

Oct 2008, Jossey-Bass

384 pages

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Everything educators need to know to enhance learning for ESL students

This unique teacher time-saver includes scores of helpful, practical lists that may be reproduced for classroom use or referred to in the development of instructional materials and lessons. The material contained in this book helps K-12 teachers reinforce and enhance the learning of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing skills in ESL students of all ability levels. For easy use and quick access, the lists are printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required. A complete, thoroughly updated glossary at the end provides an indispensable guide to the specialized language of ESL instruction.

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About This Book.

The Author.



List 1.1. Tips for Teaching ESL/ELLs.

List 1.2. Teaching Taxonomy for Beginning ELL.

List 1.3. One Hundred Ways to Praise.

List 1.4. Meeting and Greeting.

List 1.5. Realia and Manipulatives.

List 1.6. Predictable School Routines.

List 1.7. Active Response Activities.

List 1.8. Active Response Cards.

List 1.9. Class and School Vocabulary.

List 1.10. ESL/ELL Students’ Language Background.


List 2.1. Five Hundred Most Frequently Used English Words.

List 2.2. Fluency Practice for Most Frequently Used Words.

List 2.3. Calendar Words.

List 2.4. Number Words.

List 2.5. Weather Words.

List 2.6. Color Words.

List 2.7. Time Words.

List 2.8. Health Words.

List 2.9. Family and Relationship Words.

List 2.10. Money Words.

List 2.11. Practice Checks.

List 2.12. Safety Words.

List 2.13. Transportation and Travel Words.

List 2.14. Traffic Signs.

List 2.15. Application and Form Words.


List 3.1. Speech Sound Production.

List 3.2. Consonant Production Chart.

List 3.3. Vowel Production Chart.

List 3.4. English Sounds Not Used in Other Languages.

List 3.5. Problem English Sounds for ESL/ELL Students.

List 3.6. Problem English Contrasts for ESL/ELL Students.

List 3.7. Practice for Phonemes in the Initial Position.

List 3.8. Practice for Phonemes in the Medial Position.

List 3.9. Practice for Phonemes in the Final Position.

List 3.10. Practice for Beginning and End Clusters.

List 3.11. Practice for Problem Sounds and Contrasts.

List 3.12. Phonetic Alphabet and English Spellings.

List 3.13. Dictionary Pronunciation Guides.

List 3.14. Stress and Intonation Patterns in Words.

List 3.15. Stress and Intonation Patterns in Sentences.

List 3.16. Tongue Twisters.


List 4.1. Synonyms.

List 4.2. Antonyms.

List 4.3. American Idioms.

List 4.4. English/Spanish Cognates.

List 4.5. English/French Cognates.

List 4.6. English/German Cognates.

List 4.7. Collocations.

List 4.8. Nonreversible Pairs.

List 4.9. Phrasal Verbs-Separable.

List 4.10. Phrasal Verbs-Inseparable.

List 4.11. Words with Multiple Meanings.

List 4.12. Homophones.

List 4.13. Homographs and Heteronyms.


List 5.1. Basic Sentence Patterns.

List 5.2. Question and Answer Sentence Patterns.

List 5.3 Negative Sentence Patterns.

List 5.4. Active/Passive Sentence Patterns.

List 5.5. The Parts of Speech.

List 5.6. Verbs.

List 5.7. Verb Conjugation.

List 5.8. Sentence Patterns Using To Be.

List 5.9. Subject-Verb Agreement.

List 5.10. Time Agreement.

List 5.11. Irregular Verb Forms.

List 5.12. Contractions.

List 5.13. Plurals.

List 5.14. Pronouns.

List 5.15. Possessive Forms.

List 5.16. Adjectives.

List 5.17. Adverbs and Adverbial Phrases.

List 5.18. Articles.

List 5.19. Conjunctions.

List 5.20. Prepositions.

List 5.21. Capitalization.

List 5.22. Punctuation.

List 5.23. Common Grammatical Errors.

List 5.24. Spelling Rules.


List 6.1. Mathematics Vocabulary-Basic.

List 6.2. Mathematics Vocabulary-Intermediate.

List 6.3. Social Studies Vocabulary-Basic.

List 6.4. Social Studies Vocabulary-Intermediate.

List 6.5. Geography Vocabulary-Basic.

List 6.6. Geography Vocabulary-Intermediate.

List 6.7. Science Vocabulary-Basic.

List 6.8. Science Vocabulary-Intermediate.


List 7.1 Seasons, Holidays and Culture.

List 7.2. Fall (Autumn) Holidays and Seasonal Words.

List 7.3. Winter Holidays and Seasonal Words.

List 7.4. Spring Holidays and Seasonal Words.

List 7.5. Summer Holidays and Seasonal Words.

List 7.6. Month-by-Month Commemorative Dates.

List 7.7. Flag Pledge and Patriotic Songs.

List 7.8. Government.

List 7.9. States.

List 7.10. Common Names.

List 7.11. International Proverbs.

List 7.12. Dichos: Spanish Proverbs.

List 7.13. Idioms Across Five languages.


List 8.1. ESL Standards.

List 8.2. Thematic Language Units.

List 8.3. Word Walls.

List 8.4. Conversation Starters.

List 8.5. Discussion Starters.

List 8.6. Helping Students with Audience Recognition.

List 8.7. Activities for Developing Auditory Skills.

List 8.8. Activities for Developing Aural Skills.

List 8.9. Activities for Developing Oral Skills.

List 8.10. Activities for Grammar Instruction.

List 8.11. Activities for Vocabulary Development.

List 8.12. Activities for Improving Writing Skills.

List 8.13. Taste and Touch Lessons.

List 8.14. Journaling.

List 8.15. Interviewing.

List 8.16. Surveys.

List 8.17. Strategies for Inclusive ESL/ELL Classrooms.

List 8.18. New Literacies.

List 8.19. Test-Taking Strategies.

List 8.20. Bingo Blank.

List 8.21. Fill-In Event Calendar.

List 8.22. Five-by-Five Data Organizer.


List 9.1. Language Assessment Guidelines.

List 9.2. Assessing Language Proficiency.

List 9.3. Assessing Auditory/Aural Skills.

List 9.4. Assessing Oral Language Skills.

List 9.5. Assessing Reading Comprehension.

List 9.6. Assessing Written Language Skills.

List 9.7. Tests for Assessing English Language Learning.


List 10.1. ESL/ELL Virtual Reference Library.

List 10.2. Websites for ESL/ELL Teachers.

List 10.3. Glossary of ESL/ELL Language Learning Terms.

Sixty all-new lists reflecting the latest information and resources for teaching English language learners, including additional lists on culture, holidays, geography, journaling, non-reversible pairs, tongue twisters, fluency practice, expanded health words and idioms, meeting and greeting new students in the classroom, and new list of related websites.
A classic in the field: The ESL Teacher’s Book of Lists has been a classic in the Jossey-Bass Book of Lists series, filled with useful information for the pre-service student.
Huge and growing market: The increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools has been staggering. In the Southeastern U.S., the ELL population in K-12 schools grew by more than 400% from 2003 to 2004. Some estimate that by 2025, 25% of K-12 public school pupils will come from homes where a language other than English is primary.  All pre-service students need to understand this constituency.
Value-packed resource: Most ESL supplementary books have a single focus: conversations, grammar, verbs, etc., requiring educators to buy several books to meet the needs of their ESL students.  The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Book of Lists covers all these topics and more in one volume, for a reasonable price.
Fully revised and updated: The second edition is completely updated, with more than 85% new material, including 60 all-new lists reflecting the latest information and resources for teaching English language learners.