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Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners

By Anete Vásquez, Angela L. Hansen, Philip C. Smith

Routledge – 2010 – 198 pages

Series: Teaching English Language Learners across the Curriculum

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-99532-0
    February 24th 2010
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-99531-3
    February 23rd 2010
    Out-of-print

Description

Today’s language arts classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners provides readers with the comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face ELLs and ways in which educators might address them in the language arts classroom. The authors offer proven techniques that teachers can readily use to teach reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary as well as speaking, listening, and viewing skills. A complete section is also devoted to ways teachers can integrate all five strands of the language arts curriculum into a comprehensive unit of study with meaningful accommodations for ELLs. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference for language arts teachers to meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction.

Special features include:

  • over a dozen learning activities for each of the main areas of the language arts curriculum
  • engaging vignettes vividly illustrate real-life interactions of teachers and ELLs in the classroom
  • graphs, tables, and illustrations provide additional access points to the text in clear, meaningful ways.

Reviews

"This is one of those texts that appeals to a range of English-language-arts educators. Seasoned teachers will nod their heads as they revisit forgotten theories and practices; novice teachers will be grateful for the foundational knowledge and detailed lessons plans geared to the needs of English-language learners (ELLs) in grades 6-12….Recommended."--CHOICE

Contents

Series Introduction

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1 - Your English Language Learner Tony Erben

1.1 -- Orientation

1.2 - The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect

1.3 - Deciding on the Best ESOL Program

1.4 - Teaching for English Language Development

1.5 - Not All ELLs are the Same

1.6 -- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

1.7 -- Not All Parents are the Same: Home-School Communication

1.8 - English Language Learners with Special Needs

Part 2 - Principles of English/Language Arts Teaching and Learning

2.1 - English/Language Arts-Focused ESOL Research

Part 3 - Teaching English/Language Arts

3.1 - Introduction

3.2 - Reading Strategies

3.3 - Reading Literature

3.4 - Writing

3.5 – Grammar

3.6 - Vocabulary Development

3.7 – Speaking

3.8 - Listening and Viewing

3.9 - Developing a Unit of Study for a Complete Work

Resources

Internet Resources for Teachers

Literature for Teachers

Internet Resources for English Language Learners

Author Bio

Anete Vásquez is an Instructor of English Education in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida.

Angela L. Hansen is Assistant Professor of English Education at Northern Arizona University.

Philip C. Smith is the Foreign Language / ESOL Education program coordinator in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.

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Description: By Anete Vásquez, Angela L. Hansen, Philip C. Smith. Today’s language arts classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners provides readers with the comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face...
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