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This Canadian publication has many articles of interest to teachers in the field. In particular, look at the articles in the “In the Classroom” section, as they directly relate to strategies, ideas, etc. that can be adopted in the classroom.
Whether you are a student teacher just beginning to explore English language teaching, an ESL teacher, or a seasoned classroom teacher integrating second language learners into a mainstream K-12 program, Adding English: A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms is a comprehensive source of ideas of advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all subject areas and at all grade levels. In Adding English, Elizabeth Coelho sets out exemplary practices and practical strategies to help you ensure that newcomers feel welcome and supported in your multilingual school and classroom understand the challenges faced by those who are adding English to their repertoire of languages develop your knowledge of the basics of English so that you can support language learners more effectively provide content-based language instruction geared to the needs of English language learners organize a program and plan lessons that meet the needs of all students plan assessment and evaluation activities that take into account the needs of second language learners Presented in a clear, understandable, and highly readable style, the teaching solutions offered in Adding English make it an essential and welcome resource, one that has quickly established itself as a core text in many courses for ESL teachers.
Outlines the knowledge base that exists regarding topics such as the nature of academic language, how it is acquired by ELLs, the reasons that some (but by no means all) groups of ELLs tend to experience academic difficulties, and the instructional responses that research suggests are required to address these difficulties Provides concrete strategies for putting this knowledge base into practice and discusses the language demands of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and suggest instructional strategies for teaching and assessing content and language as well as reading and writing Provides concrete strategies for putting this knowledge base into practice and discusses the language demands of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and suggest instructional strategies for teaching and assessing content and language as well as reading and writing Includes a number of teaching vignettes, which provide concrete, practical examples of teachers' classroom work with ELLs Highlights how students’ academic progress can be enhanced if all teachers in the school are “on the same page” with respect to their understanding of academic-language teaching and ways of promoting overall academic progress among ELLs
The bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learninghelped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their English language learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ELL/ESL. With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students' academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language can be integrated seamlessly with the teaching of content, and how academic achievement can be boosted without sacrificing our own vision of education to the dictates of knee-jerk accountability. Rich examples of classroom discourse illustrate exactly how the scaffolding process works, while activities to facilitate conversation and higher-level thinking put the latest research on second language learning into action.