Esl / Ell Teacher's Survival Guide

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Item#: 9781118095676
Author Ferlazzo & Sypnieski
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A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners <
/>The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college.The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guideoffers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels<
/>Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments<
/>The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applicationsThis hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

Table of Contents
About the Authors vAcknowledgments xiIntroduction xiiiBonus Web Content xivPART ONE: GETTING STARTED WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 1 1. ESL Instruction: The Big Picture 3 Some Facts About the ELL Population 5A Primer on ESL Research 7A Quick Tour of ESL Best Practices 102. ESL Classroom Basics: Building a Positive and Effective Learning Environment 13 The First R: Building Relationships 14The Second R: Resources in the ESL Classroom 26The Third R: Establishing Routines 32PART TWO: TEACHING BEGINNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 37 3. Key Elements of a Curriculum for Beginning ELLs 39 Key Elements of a Curriculum4. Daily Instruction for Beginning ELLs 71 Reflection 71Homework 74Field Trips 82Assessment 83PictureWord Inductive Model Unit Plan 85A SampleWeek in a Two-Period Beginning ESL Class 88Year-Long Schedule 92Other Activities 113PART THREE: TEACHING INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 121 5. Key Elements of a Curriculum for Intermediate ELLs 123 Key Elements of a Curriculum 1246. Daily Instruction for Intermediate ELLs 149 Reflection 149Homework 150Field Trips 150Assessment 153A Sample Unit: Problem-Solution 153A SampleWeek in a Two-Period Intermediate ESL Class 180Inductive Lesson Plan 184Using Text to Generate AnalyticalWriting Lesson Plan 191Other Activities 198PART FOUR: TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE CONTENT AREAS 203 7. English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom 205 What Is the Organizing Cycle? 2068. Teaching Social Studies 215 Building Relationships with Students 2159. Teaching Science 223 One Size Does Not Fit All 223Building Relationships with Students and Accessing Prior Knowledge 224Identifying and Mentoring Students’ Leadership Potential 225Learning by Doing 227Reflection 227An Important Final Note 22810. Teaching Math 229 Making Math Relevant 229Building Relationships with Students and Accessing Prior Knowledge 230Identifying and Mentoring Students’ Leadership Potential and Learning by Doing 232Reflection 235PART FIVE: FURTHER STRATEGIES TO ENSURE SUCCESS 237 11. Using Learning Games in the ESL Classroom 239 Research Support 240What Are the Qualities of a Good Learning Game? 24012. Handling Potential Challenges 249 Student Motivation 250The Advantages of Being Bilingual orMultilingual Lesson Plan 251The Qualities of a Successful Language Learner Lesson Plan 257Textbook Integration 264Error Correction 265Limited Access to Educational Technology 266Multilevel Classes 267Primary Language Use in the ESL Classroom 270Classroom Management 271Book Selection 27213. Assessing English Language Learners 275Assessing ELLs: Key Principles 276Afterword 291Notes 293Index 313