Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom: A Guide to Communicating with English Language Learners and Their Families

Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom: A Guide to Communicating with English Language Learners and Their Families

By: Garth Sundem (author), Kristi Pikiewicz (author), Jan Krieger (author)Paperback

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Teachers, headteachers, and other educators work with students who come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and speak a multitude of languages. This book covers teaching language learners whose native languages are: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean. The author also offers practical resources to aid teachers in basic communication with ELL students and their families.

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About Author

Garth Sundem is an educational consultant and curriculum writer. A former language arts and music teacher, Mr. Sundem has published more than 15 books, primarily on the subjects of literacy and social studies. A graduate of Cornell University, he earned a Masters Degree in Music Theory and Composition. He presents at local and national education conferences and facilitates in-service trainings across the U.S. A multicultural educator for many years, Jan Krieger has taught at bilingual schools throughout Central and South America, as well as in the United States. He is currently a Spanish teacher at both the middle and high school levels in Bozeman, Montana. His Masters Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Multicultural Education. Kristi Pikiewicz is a middle school Social Studies and Language Arts teacher, author, and frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. Her first teaching position was at Hill Middle School in Novato, California where she was hired by the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative to work as a Title I Literacy Specialist in a highly ELL environment. She continues to value multiculturalism and hands-on learning in her classroom.

Contents

Preface Publisher's Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Spanish Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 2. Vietnamese Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 3. Hmong Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 4. Chinese (Cantonese) Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 5. Korean Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 6. Haitian Creole Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 7. Arabic Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 8. Russian Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 9. Tagalog Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 10. Navajo Cultural Facts Useful Phrases Picture Dictionaries Translated Parent Letters 11. Reading Tests Reading Tests: First Grade Reading Tests: Third Grade Reading Tests: Fifth Grade References Additional Resources

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412937825
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781412937825
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 1412937825

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