Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

Author: Margaret Macintyre Latta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136869123
Format: PDF
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Written for prospective and practicing visual arts, music, drama, and dance educators, Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners offers guidance for engaging ELLs, alongside all learners, through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama, and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally. The making and relating, perceiving and responding, and connecting and understanding processes of artistic thinking, create the terrain for rich curricular experiences. These processes also create the much-needed spaces for ELLs to gain communicative practice, skill, and confidence. Special features include generative texts such as films, poems, and performances that function as springboards for arts educators to adapt according to the needs of their classroom; teaching tips, formative assessment practices, and related instructional tables and resources; an annotated list of internet sites, reader-friendly research articles, and instructional materials; and a glossary for readers’ reference.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Author: Judie Haynes
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612335
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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English language learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian offer strategies, tools, and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. This book will show teachers how to * Determine their ELLs' stages of English language acquisition. * Modify assignments and assessments in different content areas for ELLs at different stages of language development. * Ensure that all ELLs participate fully in lesson activities alongside their English-fluent peers. * Communicate effectively with parents and guardians of students from diverse cultures. Real-life examples of lessons from elementary, middle, and high school that have been modified for ELLs in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important ELL and ESL terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs. Whether novice or veteran, all teachers of ELLs will benefit from this wonderfully practical guide to ensuring that ELLs learn English by learning content--and learn content while learning English.

Using Photography and Other Arts Based Methods With English Language Learners

Author: Tabitha Dell'Angelo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475837631
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on arts-based classroom practices that can be used to support English Language Learners. Recognizing that all children learn differently, but that the needs of children learning a new language are particularly unique, each chapter offers innovative in which arts-based methods can support learning across content areas. This book also recognizes the intersectionality of language and socio-economic status that exists for many ELLs. Framing knowledge of two languages as an asset for children who otherwise may come from low resource contexts is an important feature of these chapters. This edited book offers resources and practical suggestions from teachers who have successfully integrated the arts into their curriculum. It is a useful resource for classroom teachers and other practioners who work with ELL learners from K-12.

Beyond the Beginnings

Author: Angela Carrasquillo
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853597497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book addresses the curricular, instructional, and assessment needs of upper grade elementary teachers who are struggling to promote literacy development in their English language learners. These students have already been transitioned, yet struggle with the increased literacy demands in the upper grades.

Teaching History and Social Studies to English Language Learners

Author: Luciana C. de Oliveira
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319637363
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book investigates the preparation of secondary history and social studies (SS) teachers to teach English language learners (ELLs) in twenty-first century classrooms. This edited collection focuses on the ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers have developed – or may develop – instructional effectiveness for working with ELLs in the secondary history and social studies classroom. The authors address a variety of standards and content examples, including the National Council for Social Studies C3 Framework and Curriculum Standards, the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and content from history, geography, and civics. This volume is part of a set of four edited books focused on teaching the key content areas to English language learners.

Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Michaela Colombo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959659
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is a user-friendly guide for planning, implementing, and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Starting with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, this text goes on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons in the subject areas where it is most difficult to shelter content and scaffold language skills: middle and secondary Math, English Language Arts, History, and Science. Teaching English Language Learners will leave preservice teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English Language Learners in these mainstream, content-area courses.

Teaching English Language Learners Through the Arts

Author: Merryl Ruth Goldberg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205343836
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text describes successful ways in which English language learners have excelled in an arts-based methods program. Based on the workings of an award winning, and well-researched program called SUAVE (Socios Unidos para Artes Via Educacion - United Community for Arts in Education), this text delves into all aspects of classroom practice, as well as the professional development practices that support students' learning through the arts-based methods. A perfect supplement for any ESL course, this text focuses on ongoing practice by demonstrating real examples from real classrooms through the voices of teachers, researchers, artists, administrators, and students "This is an inspiring and encouraging book for all teachers, not just those teaching ESL and/or elementary...This is an excellent asset for practicing teachers, student teachers, parents and administrators...This is the kind of book readers would not want to put down until they have reached the end. " Professor Karima Benremouga, "University of Houston." Teaching ESL through the Arts "is an excellent manuscript and will make a wonderful contribution to the field." Professor Sharon H. Ulanoff, "California State University, Los Angeles" Merryl Goldberg is an Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at California State University San Marcos. A professional saxophonist and recording artist who toured internationally for thirteen years with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Goldberg has published widely on the importance of arts in education including Arts and Learning: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings (2nd ed.) (2001) Addison Wesley/Longman. She is the recipient of Spencer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, and Fulbright-Hays Foundations grants relating to her work with arts in the schools.

Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners

Author: Guler, Nilufer
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522531246
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners is a critical scholarly publication that explores the importance of English as a Second Language (ESL) education as well as the challenges that can arise in striving for effective and engaging learning environments for the students involved. Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on effective teaching strategies for teachers of English language learners.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre K 2

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Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593856024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers practical instructional strategies that teachers can use with young English language learners, including coverage of oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, assessment, and home-school connections.