102 Content Strategies for English Language Learners: Teaching for Academic Success in Grades 3-12

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9780132218191: 102 Content Strategies for English Language Learners: Teaching for Academic Success in Grades 3-12

Are you looking for classroom-tested content strategies to help your English Language Learners achieve academic success? This easy-to-use resource offers 102 practical instructional and assessment strategies built on a strong foundation of second language acquisition theories and principles. Easy to incorporate into daily classroom instruction, all 102 strategies are concise and offer helpful guides that maximize students’ performance potential at every level of development. Strategies address a variety of issues, including cultural considerations, instructional processes, traditional testing, alternative testing formats, grading, and accountability.

  • Theory to Application: Guidelines for Practice are found at the beginning of each chapter to unify the theories and principles around which this text is designed.
  • The Objective briefly states the goals of the strategies that follow.
  • The Rationale explains the reasoning underlying each objective and the role it plays in your practice.
  • Strategies offer activities and assignments to help you in guiding your English Language Learners toward academic success.
  • In Concept introduces and explains the ideas behind each strategy and why it is important to your practice.
  • In Practice provides instructions, examples, and illustrations to illustrate how each strategy can be used in your classroom.

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Are you looking for classroom-tested content strategies to help your English Language Learners achieve academic success in your classroom? This easy-to-use resource offers 102 practical instructional and assessment strategies built on a strong foundation of second language acquisition theories and principles that you can easily incorporate into your daily classroom instruction.

 

All 102 strategies are concise and easy to follow with helpful guides to help you maximize your students’ performance potential at every level of English language development. These strategies address cultural considerations, instructional processes, the difficulties of traditional testing, creation of alternative testing formats, grading, and accountability in high stakes tests.

 

Features of this text:

  • Theory to Application: Guidelines for Practice are found at the beginning of each chapter to unify the theories and principles around which this text is designed.
  • The Objective briefly states the goals of the strategies that follow.
  • The Rationale explains the reasoning underlying each objective and the role it plays in your practice.
  • Strategies offer activities and assignments to help you in guiding your English Language Learners toward academic success.
  • In Concept introduces and explains the ideas behind each strategy and why it is important to your practice.
  • In Practice provides instructions, examples, and illustrations to illustrate how each strategy can be used in your classroom.

About the Author:

Before retiring from Florida International University in Miami, Jodi Reiss served as the director of the TESOL Masters’ program. In her nine years there, she adapted, developed, and taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate TESOL courses. She particularly enjoyed teaching Methods of TESOL, Assessment for English Language Learners, and the final seminar in the Masters’ program in which her teachers directed their full attention toward analyzing their own teaching behaviors. This unique course, developed by Jodi, was highly rated by her students and a source of much material for her current books.

 

In her many years as an educator, Jodi taught students at every level of instruction. In her earliest experiences as a sixth grade teacher, she discovered that she most enjoyed classes and programs that encouraged curricular innovation and development. She still does.

 

Since her retirement, Jodi has written three books for secondary school teachers on strategies for teaching content to English language learners. She conducts teacher workshops and presentations for school districts throughout the United States and is currently working on a revision of her last book, 102 Content Strategies for English Language Learners. Although no longer in the classroom, her clearly written books and popular workshops have allowed Jodi to continue to be a source of information and inspiration to teachers of English language learners.

 

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Jodi Reiss has taught students at every level of instruction. Before retiring from Florida International University in Miami, she served as the director of the TESOL Masters’ program where she adapted, developed, and taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate TESOL courses. Since her retirement, Jodi has written three books for secondary school teachers on strategies for teaching content to English language learners. She conducts teacher workshops and presentations for school districts throughout the United States.

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