Forty evidence-based strategies for teaching English language learners
Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses, a guide for in-service teachers, and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 42 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms provides non-ESL teachers of all content areas a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.
- TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book.
- The 42 strategies are divided into 4 key sections: assessment, management, lesson delivery and instruction, and building home-school connections.
- Each strategy includes a discussion of underlying theory, a step-by-step procedure for implementation, a description of the strategy in action, and reflection exercises, which can be completed individually or used for in-class discussion.
Michaela Colombo has been involved in the field of educating English language learners for nearly 20 years. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Leadership in Schooling program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she teaches courses in methods of sheltered content instruction. Prior to accepting a full-time position at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Colombo worked for five years as Supervisor of the English Language Acquisition Program for the Methuen, Massachusetts Public Schools. Here, she drew upon her background as a bilingual education and ESL teacher to plan and implement professional development for mainstream teachers and supervise teachers of English language learners. Dr. Colombo is an active member of the Massachusetts Department of Education's English Language Learners/Bilingual Education Advisory Council. Her dissertation, which was recognized as semi-finalist for best dissertation by the National Association of Bilingual Education, investigated the effectiveness of professional development for mainstream teachers of Latino students. Dr. Colombo has presented professional development for mainstream teachers of English language learners at national and state conferences.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Unit I. Managing the Learning Environment Unit II. Working with Other Professionals Unit III. Strategies for Assessment Unit IV. Making Content Comprehensible Unit V. Strategies for Developing Vocabulary Unit VI. Strategies for Developing Academic Language Unit VII. Strategies for Enhancing Reading and Writing Unit VIII. Strategies for Involving Familes and Communities References Index About the Author