Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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For courses in General Elementary, Middle School, Secondary or K-12 Methods.The focus of this practical book is on what to do in the classroom to support the learning of English language learners. This user-friendly book describes 50 effective teaching strategies to help English language learners understand content materials as they simultaneously develop their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. The author provides a definition and an explanation for each strategy as well as step-by-step instructions for implementing the strategy in the classroom. It builds on the work of such researchers as Stephen Krashen, Jim Cummins, Tracy Terrell, Merrill Swain, and James Asher.

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The focus of this practical book is on what to do in the classroom to support the learning of English language learners. This user-friendly book describes 50 effective teaching strategies to help English language learners understand content materials as they simultaneously develop their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Provides a brief by thorough summary of the relevant research in language arts acquisition theory. Identifies the main theory-to-practice connections for each strategy. Includes classroom vignettes that demonstrate how the strategy can be used in different ways and at different grade levels. Introduces charts, which contain multiple suggestions for implementing strategies. For educators and school administrators.

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Adrienne Herrell is a professor of reading/language arts at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for teaching English language learners. Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, Second Edition, is Dr. Herrell's fifth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall. Her previous books include Camcorder in the Classroom with Joel Fowler; Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners; Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation: K-12 with Judy Eby and Jim Hicks; and Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Comprehension with Michael Jordan. Dr. Herrell's writing and research are built on her experiences teaching in Florida's public schools for 23 years. She and co-author Dr. Jordan are currently engaged in research in public schools in California, Florida, and Alaska validating the effectiveness of the strategies described in this text.

Michael Jordan is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Coordinator of the Multiple Subject Credential Program (Elementary Credential) at California State University, Fresno. He has taught primary grades through high school in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and California. Dr. Jordan is an actor, education director, and board member of Theatre Three Repertory Company in Fresno and is dedicated to providing children and youth access to live theater. He and Dr. Herrell incorporate many dramatic reenactment strategies in their joint research working with vocabulary and comprehension development in children learning English in Fresno public schools. Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, Second Edition, is Dr. Jordan's second book for Merrill/Prentice Hall. His previous book is Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Comprehension with Adrienne Herrell. He has published several articles on interactive script writing and vocabulary development to enhance reading comprehension for children.

Drs. Herrell and Jordan serve as educational consultants to a number of school districts across the nation and have presented widely on the subject of reading and comprehension at national and international conferences.

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