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Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners / Edition 1

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners / Edition 1

by Adrienne L. Herrell

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The third edition of Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners includes a rich assortment of practical features to support teachers as they meet some of the more daunting challenges of the 21st century classroom.  All of the strategies in this book are aligned to the TESOL standards and have been field-tested in diverse classrooms.  Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions in how to plan and use the strategy and two classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas.  A new unique DVD included in the back of the text illustrates select strategies being used in a classroom dominated by English learners.  After the demonstration lesson, one of the authors interviews the teacher for insights into how the lesson was planned and the teacher's reasons for choosing the strategy.  The strategies include planning approaches, strategies for improving student involvement, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension.. Organized into five sections which flow easily from theory and planning, through learner involvement and vocabulary building, to increasing comprehension. Numerous strategies in the theoretical overview section, plus suggestions for assessment integrated into many strategies in other sections. Provides a repertoire of non-traditional assessment ideas such as anecdotal records, performance samples, and portfolios. Integrates material on the use of educational technology such as the internet, visual aids, etc. Includes thorough, concise summary of relevant research from Krashen, Cummins, Terrell, Swain, Asher,and others. For Educators.

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ISBN-13: 9780139238550
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/04/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I            Theoretical Overview


SECTION II           Strategies for Enhancing Instruction Through Planning


Chapter 1              Predictable Routines and Signals: Reducing Anxiety

Chapter 2              Visual Scaffolding: Providing Language Support Through Visual Images

Chapter 3              Realia Strategies: Connecting Language Acquisition to the Real World

Chapter 4              Interactive Read-Aloud: Reading Designed to Support Understanding

Chapter 5              Advance Organizers: Getting the Mind in Gear for Instruction

Chapter 6              Preview/Review: Building Vocabulary and Concepts to Support Understanding

Chapter 7              Language Focus Lessons: Planning Lessons to Support the Acquisition of English Vocabulary and Structures

Chapter 8              Academic Language Scaffolding: Supporting Student Use of Language in AcademicSettings

Chapter 9              Language Framework Planning: Creating a Framework Language Success

Chapter 10            Skills Grouping: Planning for More Individualized Instruction


SECTION III          Strategies for Supporting Student Involvement


Chapter 11             Total Physical Response: Integrating Movement into Language Acquisition

Chapter 12             Shared Reading: Demonstrating How Reading Works

Chapter 13             Leveled Questions: Adjusting Questioning Strategies to the Language Levels of Students

Chapter 14             Manipulative Strategies: Using Objects to Connect Concepts

Chapter 15             Partner Work: Practicing Verbal Interaction

Chapter 16             Communication Games: Creating Opportunities for Verbal Interaction

Chapter 17             Bilingual Books and Labels: Supporting Biliteracy Awareness

Chapter 18              Cooperative Learning: Group Interactions to Accomplish Goals

Chapter 19             Culture Studies: Learning Research Skills and Valuing Home Cultures in One Project

Chapter 20             Learning Centers: Extending Learning Through Hands-On Practice

Chapter 21             Imaging: Creating Visual Pictures to Support Understanding

Chapter 22             Integrated Curriculum Projects: Using Authentic Projects to Bring Knowledge Together

Chapter 23             Sorting Activities: Organizing Information into Categories

Chapter 24             Collaborative Reading: What to Do When They Can't Read the Textbook

Chapter 25             Multimedia Presentations: Oral Reports for the New Millennium

Chapter 26             Reciprocal Teaching: Group Work with an Interactive Structure


SECTION IV          Strategies for Building Vocabulary and Fluency


Chapter 27             Modeled Talk: Showing While You Talk

Chapter 28             Reporting Back: Verbal Practice in Curricular Connections

Chapter 29             Vocabulary Role Play: Building Vocabulary Through Dramatization

Chapter 30             Vocabulary Processing: A Multistrategy Approach to Building and Using Vocabulary

Chapter 31             Word Walls: Displaying and Organizing Wordsfor Easy Access

Chapter 32             Story Reenactment: Making Stories Come to Life!

Chapter 33             Scripting: Practicing Verbal Interactions

Chapter 34             Practicing Verbal Communication to Build Confidence, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Chapter 35             Writing Workshop: Supporting the Acquisition of English Writing Competence


SECTION V            Strategies for Building Comprehension


Chapter 36             Read-Aloud Plus: Supporting Understanding While Teaching Comprehension Strategies

Chapter 37              Language Experience Approach: Building on an Experience to Create a Written Account

Chapter 38             Interactive Writing: Developing Writing Skills Through Active Scaffolding

Chapter 39             Guided Reading: Providing Individual Support Within a Group Setting

Chapter 40             Interactive Comprehension Building: Using Technology to Build Background Knowledge

Chapter 41             Cloze: Using Context to Create Meaning

Chapter 42             Attribute Charting: Organizing Information to Support Understanding

Chapter 43             Cohesion Links: Understanding the Glue That Holds Paragraphs Together

Chapter 44             Learning Strategy Instruction: Acquiring Self-Help Skills

Chapter 45             Dictoglos: A Strategy for Improving Listening and Oral Communication Skills

Chapter 46             Free Voluntary Reading: Nothing Helps Reading Like Reading

Chapter 47              Repetition and Innovation: Getting to Deep Comprehension Through Multiple Interactions with a Book

Chapter 48             GIST: Exploring Tough Text

Chapter 49             Syntax Surgery: Visually Manipulating English Grammar

Chapter 50             Multiple Intelligences Strategies: Teaching and Testing to Student-Preferred Learning Modes


Teacher Resources

An Informal Multiple Intelligences Survey

English Language Development Profiles




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