Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

"This book is a great tool to use when teaching level one students and contains the different strategies necessary for complete English instruction." —Giuliana Jahnsen, ELL Teacher Sterling Middle School, Sterling, VA "This book makes the ...

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

Picture your beginning ELLs reading their way to success! For beginning ELLs, a picture really is worth a thousand words! Picture books are useful tools for building important language and social foundations that students may miss through traditional instruction. Ana Lado provides all the tools you’ll need to engage ELLs of any age with picture books, including how to: Design lessons around picture books Select appropriate titles using specific criteria Incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting Access the book’s searchable online database to find the right book Integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency

Art as a Way of Talking for Emergent Bilingual Youth

Literature-based instruction with English language learners, K-12. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon ... Learning a new language as portrayed in children's picture books. Language Arts, 86(3), ... Teaching beginner ELLs using picture books.

Art as a Way of Talking for Emergent Bilingual Youth

This book features effective artistic practices to improve literacy and language skills for emergent bilinguals in PreK-12 schools. Including insights from key voices from the field, this book highlights how artistic practices can increase proficiency in emergent language learners and students with limited access to academic English. Challenging current prescriptions for teaching English to language learners, the arts-integrated framework in this book is grounded in a sense of student and teacher agency and offers key pedagogical tools to build upon students’ sociocultural knowledge and improve language competence and confidence. Offering rich and diverse examples of using the arts as a way of talking, this volume invites teacher educators, teachers, artists, and researchers to reconsider how to fully engage students in their own learning and best use the resources within their own multilingual educational settings and communities.

Passing the English as a Second Language ESL Supplemental TExES Exam

Succeeding with English language learners: A guide for beginning teachers. ... The net works for language learners: Exploring the internet for highbeginning ESL. ... Teaching beginner ELLs using picture books: Tellability.

Passing the English as a Second Language  ESL  Supplemental TExES Exam

Master the TExES with down-to-earth test prep strategies ESL certification is attainable if one understands the domains and competencies represented in the test and masters test prep skills. Dr. Elaine Wilmore, known for her popular TExES preparation seminars, synthesizes her knowledge and experiences and gives readers a practical approach to passing the ESL Supplemental Exam. Written in a conversational tone, the book uses real examples to help readers connect theory with actual practice and offers: Thorough discussions of relevant concepts related to domains and competencies Tables and graphics for visual and kinesthetic learners Chapter summaries highlighting “Important Points” and the author’s “Guess My Favorites” learning tips Test-taking strategies and sample exam questions

How the ELL Brain Learns

If appropriate for younger students, use Big Books, as both text and illustrations can be easily seen. ... are currently teaching, beginning phonics books with tapes, taped music in both English and ELLs' native language, picture books ...

How the ELL Brain Learns

Raise your ELL success quotient and watch student achievement soar! How the ELL Brain Learns combines current research on how the brain learns language with strategies for teaching English language learners. Award-winning author and brain research expert David A. Sousa describes the linguistic reorganization needed to acquire another language after the age of 5 years. He supplements this knowledge with immediately applicable tools, including: A self-assessment pretest for gauging your understanding of how the brain learns languages Brain-compatible strategies for teaching both English learners across content areas An entire chapter about how to detect English language learning problems

Teaching English Language Learners

To ensure that ELLs with lower levels of English proficiency have the opportunity to speak, Mrs. Garcia tells students ... Then, they return to the beginning of the book to label pictures of the moon's phases and other objects in the ...

Teaching English Language Learners

-TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book.

A Book For Every Teacher

In this section, different teaching strategies are introduced to help teachers better work with the ELLs and all students. ... Using Visual Aids Visual aids refers to a device (e.g., a picture, image, chart, map, gesture, or model) that ...

A Book For Every Teacher

A Book for Every Teacher: Teaching English Language Learners is a unique and compressive text written for mainstream classroom teachers. The passion for writing this book comes from our working experiences with the K–12 teachers in four school districts through our ELL Center professional development program. Through this program, we provide professional training through our federally funded research and service projects. The purpose of our professional training is to prepare general education teachers to work effectively with English language learners (ELLs). While working with the teachers on a daily basis, we know the immediate needs of the teachers. This motivated us to embark this book project. In recent years, the ELL school population has the highest increase among school populations. As the NEA data indicates, providing ELL students with high quality services and programs is an important investment in America’s future (NEA, 2013). This book is our investment in helping teachers to meet their challenges and provide useful information and strategies for teaching ELLs. The book is designed with K–12 teachers in mind. It is best used by teachers who have or will have ELLs in their classrooms and who seek information and strategies to better work with and serve their ELLs to achieve academic success. With this design, teachers can use the book as a text or reference tool. This book can also be adopted as text materials for professional training. Teachers are the most important factor for ELLs’ academic success.

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

programs may not provide perfect translations, they can be a resource for teachers when there are no other ... Basic. Math. Concepts. using. Children's. Picture. Books. ELLs at the early production stage may not be familiar with English ...

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

Today's mathematics classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides readers a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the secondary mathematics classroom. Framed by a research perspective, Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners presents practical instructional strategies for engaging learners that can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction. The authors offer context-specific strategies for everything from facilitating classroom discussions with all students, to reading and interpreting math textbooks, to tackling word problems. A fully annotated list of math web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help mathematics teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context. Additional practical examples of mathematics problems and exercises make turning theory into practice easy when teaching ELLs New pedagogical elements in Part 3 include tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points. New coverage of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Creative Literacy in Action Birth through Age Nine

Beginning ELLs can label images in the pictures; emerging ELLs are able to write sentences; more proficient ELLs can ... When working with English language learners, teachers should first select simple wordless books that have singular ...

Creative Literacy in Action  Birth through Age Nine

This new early literacy textbook (birth through age nine) focuses on creative literacy instruction through active participation of teachers, parents, and children -- providing preservice teachers with practical strategies and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It offers a comprehensive view of literacy development and instruction, including assessment, phonemic awareness, and emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, and arts integration in diverse classrooms. The authors' holistic approach explains why and how reading and language arts should be taught from the perspective of the whole child, with an emphasis on creativity in a nurturing learning environment. Their unique perspective integrates the arts, educational psychology, and literacy instruction, represented throughout the text by the incorporation of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical parts of the self into a visual Holistic Model of Literacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners

277) Teachers modeled the strategies for their students through such practices as guided reading, using sentence ... Providing supplemental resources such as visual aids Using picture books to provide background knowledge Explicit ...

Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners provides readers with the comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face ELLs and ways in which educators might address them in the language arts classroom. The authors offer proven techniques that teachers can readily use to teach reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary as well as speaking, listening, and viewing skills. A complete section is also devoted to ways teachers can integrate all five strands of the language arts curriculum into a comprehensive unit of study with meaningful accommodations for ELLs. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference for language arts teachers to meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. New features to this edition include: An updated and streamlined Part 1, which provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a language arts specific context. Additional practical examples of language arts exercises, all of which are closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards. New pedagogical elements in Part 3, including tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points. Updates to the web and print resources in Part 4

Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners

... 31–35 picture dictionary activities and, 35 and reading from experience for beginners, 20 and strategies for ELLs, 16 and transition to intermediate level (words to language patterns), 36–37 wordless picture books (beginners) and, ...

Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners

Packed with lessons, sample texts, and strategies, this book helps teachers use ELL students' personal experiences to improve their oral language, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Building Literacy with English Language Learners Second Edition

Next, the teacher does a “picture walk,” turning the pages of the book, as students “read” the pictures and use words ... One challenge that is easy to encounter when using IRs with ELLs is difficulty maintaining students' interest for ...

Building Literacy with English Language Learners  Second Edition

How can linguistics help teachers of English language learners (ELLs) improve their instruction? What specific competencies do ELLs need to build in order to speak, listen, read, and write in a new language? Now revised and expanded with a broader view of literacy, this book has guided thousands of inservice and preservice teachers to understand the processes involved in second-language acquisition and help ELLs succeed. The authors explain relevant linguistic concepts with a focus on what works in today's diverse PreK-12 classrooms. Effective teaching strategies are illustrated with engaging classroom vignettes; the volume also features instructive discussion questions and a glossary. (First edition title: Teaching Reading to English Language Learners.) New to This Edition *Broader view of literacy; increased attention to oral language and writing as well as reading. *Chapter on digital learning, plus new content on digital technology throughout the book. *Even more user friendly--additional classroom suggestions from real teachers, vignettes, and examples and graphics illustrating linguistic concepts. *End-of-chapter "challenge questions" that inspire deeper reflection. *Coverage of timely topics, such as numeracy and the language innovations of text messages.

Teaching English Language Learners

books with one or two sentences on each page, and books with illustrations supporting the text. For example, you can make a cloze ... The sentences about a cricket and bees are well supported by the pictures. When students are asked to ...

Teaching English Language Learners

Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K?6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)?from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students? lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs? development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and ?Voice from the Classroom? teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

Language Arts

Audio tapes: Teachers can record each student as she or he reads aloud from a book or speaks in front of the class, ... Beginning ELLs: Several teaching strategies can be used to promote listening and speaking at the beginning level.

Language Arts

Provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students Key Features Focuses on integrating the six language arts—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing—with other subject areas Provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing number of students with special needs and English language learners in the regular classroom Includes a detailed lesson plan in each chapter along with instructional activities and techniques to integrate the language arts across all the subjects in the elementary curriculum Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! Student Resource CD: Bundled with the book, this CD includes video clips and discussion questions that correlate with important chapter concepts. Web-based student study site This interactive study site provides practice tests, flashcards, chapter summaries, links to NCTE/IRA and state-specific Language Arts standards, and much more. Instructor Resources on CD: Available by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), this CD for instructors offers resources such as lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses. Intended Audience This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary language arts methods, which teaches pre-service teachers and licensure/certification candidates specifically how to teach their students the basics of the six language arts – reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing.

Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Teachers can use the pictures, created specifically to elicit a response, to motivate children to speak in their ... Book covers are themselves a visual genre, which are often readily available, beautifully illustrated, and easy to ...

Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

This book provides guidelines for using constructivist teaching methods with English language learners and includes classroom examples, grade-level connections, and strategies that promote educational equity.

Teaching ELLs to Read

... a musical instrument Novels Problem solving approaches Poetry Teamwork and collaboration Textbooks ... a well-read story Picture books with few words Reciting a short/simple poem Predictable books Reading ...

Teaching ELLs to Read

In this essential book from ELL-expert Paul Boyd-Batstone, you’ll find out how to teach reading while keeping in mind the unique needs of English language learners. You’ll learn best practices and differentiated strategies for each domain of the Common Core Foundational Reading Skills, including print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency. Topics covered include: Ideas for using contextual support to help ELLs climb the staircase of complexity; How to teach print concepts, such as noting word separation and using punctuation; Strategies for teaching phonological awareness, including distinguishing vowel sounds and blending sounds; Ways to teach phonics and word recognition using informational and literary texts; and Exemplary ideas for teaching fluency, such as through poetry, drama, and digital media. The book is filled with ready-to-use activities and complete lesson plans that address selected CCSS performance tasks at each grade level. These lesson plans demonstrate how to differentiate instruction based on your ELLs’ reading level. The book also includes performance-level descriptors, rubrics, and templates, available for free download from our website at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138017696.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis. Picture Books with Young Children Don't readers need to be able to decode before they can comprehend? is a question we are frequently asked.

Strategies that Work

Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

English Language Learners Vocabulary Building Games Activities Ages 4 8

Songs, Storytelling, Rhymes, Chants, Picture Books, Games, and Reproducible Activities that Promote Natural and ... if is easy To Teach The word cookie when children experience baking cookies and Then have The fun of eaTing cookies.

English Language Learners  Vocabulary Building Games   Activities  Ages 4   8

Help children build the vocabulary needed to become a successful English speaker! This guide contains dozens of strategies for teaching new words through storytelling, songs, pictures books, and more. Includes over 1,000 reproducible picture and word cards with a guide for selecting the appropriate words and tips for supporting young English learners.

The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

There is truly something valuable for any teacher, even those who have extensive experience with ESL classes." —PIA WONG, professor, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, California State University, Sacramento "This is an invaluable ...

The ESL   ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

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 Guide offers 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 applications This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

Effective Teacher Collaboration for English Language Learners

Each student read a picture book about an immigrant in America, took notes on their background and contributions using a graphic organizer, and then prepared a poster to display outside the classroom. Megan supported ELLs by guiding ...

Effective Teacher Collaboration for English Language Learners

This volume explores the value of teacher collaboration in meeting the needs of diverse English language learners (ELLs). A range of research-based chapters demonstrate examples of effective collaboration between English language specialists and content area teachers and offer recommendations for collaborative practice. Foregrounding the ways in which teacher collaboration can better support the needs of ELLs in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, this volume provides evidence-based insights and suggestions to underpin effective teacher collaboration across the curriculum. Through case study examples, readers can understand common challenges and pitfalls, as well as best practices and how to apply teacher collaboration in real classroom settings. Research studies in subject areas including mathematics, science, and English language arts provide a basis for practical, evidence-based recommendations to engender mutual trust, teacher agency, and the development of shared goals to enhance instruction for ELLs’ achievement. This book provides educators with new insights from empirical studies, and is vital reading for researchers, scholars, teachers, and teacher educators who are aware of the importance of collaboration for student success. Those involved in ESL, bilingual, and dual language programs may be particularly interested in this volume.

Focus on Literacy Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

Fu's study, along with the work of many other researchers, suggests that in order for ELLs to learn the content and ... Understandably, many teachers at the secondary level are not comfortable using picture books or chapter books that ...

Focus on Literacy   Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom

Explores research on second language literacy development and how such research can inform instructional decision-making for teachers of students aged 5-18.