Teaching English Language Learners: A Handbook for Elementary Teachers (Paperback)
  • Teaching English Language Learners: A Handbook for Elementary Teachers (Paperback)

Teaching English Language Learners: A Handbook for Elementary Teachers (Paperback)

Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 09/02/2019
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Teaching English Language Learners is a handbook for elementary staff who work with English Language Learners, but who don't have specialized training in English language acquisition. The book is a handy reference that describes all stages of learning English, and how home language and culture affect English Language Learners in school. It provides a thorough picture of English Language Learners by describing English language levels, adjustment behaviors, family interactions and expectations, non-academic areas of need, and how to discern whether or not student difficulties are language based. It also offers practical strategies for teaching writing and describes general Project Based Learning activities appropriate for both large and small groups. The book supports classroom teachers, para-educators, volunteers, teachers in training, specialists and other adults working with elementary English Language Learners.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475843873
Number of pages: 104
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm

Teaching English Language Learners by Ann Morgan is full of workable tips and support ideas for understanding how best to meet the language, cultural, and emotional needs of immigrant and non-English speaking students. This book is easy to read and written in a very practical style without the use of theoretical jargon. The author ends each chapter with "Key Take-aways" that are practical and can be immediately implemented. Every teacher and administrator should read this book to truly understand that teaching an ESOL student is more than just teaching vocabulary and grammar. I recommend this book as it is written by an ESOL teacher who truly understands how best to teach this population of students. -- Ellen M. Curtin, Professor, Texas Wesleyan University, and author of Pathways to Teaching: Practical Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (Pearson, 2009)
This is a vital handbook for elementary classroom teachers with ESOL learners. It is a clear and engaging guide to ensuring young English learners have successful school days. It also gives tools to put in place when faced with the challenges that come with learning a new language. -- Lyla Combs, CEO and Co-Founder of the Global Center for Refugee Education and Science
Ann Morgan's concise explanation of who ELL students are goes a long way to help schools and teachers understand the students they are teaching, both academically and culturally. -- Raeda Zietoon, Coordinator of EL, Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland
Ann Morgan has woven a tapestry of the realities of guiding students and their families on their journeys to adjust to and become part of the American fabric. Large issues and specific ideas will help all educators reflect on the challenges of welcoming and assimilating new students into our culture with respect and understanding. The picture of an ESOL student's life is so clear and challenging to educators. The use of the anecdotes is powerful and helpful. -- Jerry Perlet, 2005 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, author of kids' series "Dragon Stories"
Ann Morgan's examples from her own teaching, along with concrete ideas to support ELLs in the classroom, are valuable to teachers looking for ways to help this population of students. Her key take-aways at the end of each chapter are not only a great way to summarize each of her main points, but also anchor teachers in practical classroom concepts. -- Shannon M. Hilliker, assistant professor TESOL Binghamton University
It takes an accomplished educator, a passionate teacher, and an engaging writer to give teachers authentic answers to a complex problem in a format that is easy to read and even easier to understand. Thank you, Ann, for your compassionate approach and masterful explanations; your humor, sensitivity, and hand-on suggestions will make a difference to children trying to acclimate to strange new worlds and languages. I can't wait to share this book with my faculty. -- Lillian Issa, Head of School, St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, Coral Gables, Florida

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