Teaching English Language Learners K-12: A Quick-Start Guide for the New Teacher (Hardback)
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Teaching English Language Learners K-12: A Quick-Start Guide for the New Teacher (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 11/05/2004
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This is a quick-start manual for teachers who are working with bilingual learners for the first time or who want a refresher course. The book is practical, jargon free, easy to navigate, and it contains strategies that teachers can implement immediately and without fuss. The book is not tied to state-specific immersion programmes but instead offers strategies that can be used in all bilingual settings to cover such topics as:

} teaching methods and materials ("your toolbox")

} working with the learner's native language and culture

} working within the context of the community's language and culture

} working with school administrators, speech therapists, and volunteers

} essential skills: vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, content classes, including "sheltered" content lessons

} grading, testing, self-assessments, and preparing students for standardized tests

} placements in bilingual/ESL programmes and exiting back to regular classrooms

} placements in special education programmes when appropriate

* timing the students' return to regular classrooms

} the ESL teacher's ongoing professional development

Special features include sidebars for customizing instruction to be developmentally appropriate for younger learners; resources and recommended readings; a glossary to explain common linguistic terms and bilingual alphabet soup (TESOL, NABE, ELD, LEP, ESL, EFL, ELL); and a terrific collection of vocabulary checklists for common English words and concepts, which teachers will be able to use during first few months.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761931867
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The valuable classroom experience in the author's background and a genuine sensitivity for his students' needs are evident on every page of clear prose. The practical information included here addresses the major issues in educating language minority students, without overloading the new teacher with extraneous matter. -- From the Foreword by Rosalie Pedalino Porter
What a gift this book will be to ESL teachers . . . How I would have loved such a book when I was charged with the responsibility of teaching ESL students in years past. -- Donna Garner, English and Spanish Teacher
Entertaining and straightforward, Teaching English Language Learners K-12 guides teachers past common pitfalls and into what actually works for English learners, whether they are learning through immersion or bilingual methods. -- Johanna Haver
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jerry Jesness's commonsense guidebook for teachers of English Language Learners. It is easy to read, jargon-free, and clear. Anyone who helps children learn English as a second language will find this book to be immensely helpful. -- Diane Ravitch

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