The ELL Teacher's Toolbox. Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students

  • ID: 4398451
  • Book
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Compendium of Teacher–Tested Instructional Strategies that Build on the Assets of English Language Learners

As the number of English language learners continues to grow, The ELL Teacher′s Toolbox offers teachers and staff development professionals a practical, research–based guide to the instructional strategies that are appropriate for all students learning English. Filled with innovative strategies developed by two in–the–trenches teachers and other education professionals, the book contains the teaching tactics, techniques, and methods that can be put to work immediately across content areas.

The ELL Teacher′s Toolbox includes 45 strategies that are designed to help teachers assist students to draw out the gifts and tools they already possess, and to provide them with new ones, so that they can move forward in their academic, social–emotional, and professional/economic lives. All the strategies promote a classroom culture of active learning and not passivity.

The authors clearly explain how to apply the various strategies, offer helpful tips if something goes wrong, and include information on how to integrate technology. Written to be a timely and easy–to–apply resource, the book features ready–to–use lesson plans, reproducible handouts, and the most current research on the topic.

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About the Authors xxix

Acknowledgments xxxi

Introduction 1

I Reading and Writing 3

1. Independent Reading 5

2. Literary Conversations 13

3. Graphic Organizers 23

4. Vocabulary 41

5. Activating Prior Knowledge 57

6. Sequencing 65

7. Clozes 75

8. Language Experience Approach (LEA) 87

9. Jigsaw 91

10. Reading Comprehension 103

11. Inductive Learning 123

12. Concept Attainment Plus! 137

13. Sentence Navigators and Sentence Builders 145

14.Writing Frames andWriting Structures 151

15. Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing 165

16. CooperativeWriting 175

17. Using Photos or Other Images in Reading andWriting 183

18.Writer s Notebook 193

19. Error Correction Strategies 201

20. Revision 207

21. Problem–Posing 213

22. Micro–Progressions 221

23. Learning Games for Reading and Writing 227

II Speaking and Listening 241

24. Dictation 243

25. Conversation Practice 249

26. Total Physical Response (TPR) 257

27.Music 261

28. Using Photos or Other Images in Speaking and Listening 275

29. Video 279

30. Oral Presentations 289

31. Listening 311

32. Debate 321

33. Learning Games for Speaking and Listening 327

III Additional Key Strategies 333

34. Differentiation for ELLs in Mainstream Classes 335

35. Supporting ELL Students with Interrupted

36. Culturally Responsive Teaching 351

37. Peer Teaching and Learning 359

38. Co–Teaching 375

39.Working with Parents and Guardians 379

40. Learning Stations 385

41. Beginning the School Year 389

43. Beginning and Ending of Class 415

44. Textbooks 423

45. Using Technology 427

References 461

Index 499

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LARRY FERLAZZO teaches English, social studies, and International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge classes to English Language Learners and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has written eight previous books and has won numerous awards, including the Leadership For A Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation, and was the grand prize winner of the International Reading Association Award For Technology and Reading.

KATIE HULL SYPNIESKI has worked with English language learners at the secondary level for 21 years in the Sacramento City Unified School District. She currently teaches middle school English language arts and English language development at Rosa Parks K 8 School.

FERLAZZO and HULL SYPNIESKI are the coauthors of The ESL/ELL Teacher′s Survival Guide and Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners, both from Jossey–Bass/Wiley.

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