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Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners

2nd Edition

By Anete Vásquez, Angela L. Hansen, Philip C. Smith


232 pages

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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

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Your English Language Learner by Tony Erben with Anete Vásquez, Angela L. Hansen, and Philip C. Smith

Part 2 - Principles of English / Language Arts Teaching and Learning

Part 3 - Teaching English / Language Arts

Part 4 - Resources

About the Authors

Anete Vásquez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education at Kennesaw State University, USA.

Angela Hansen is Associate Professor in the English Department at Northern Arizona University, USA.

Philip C. Smith is the Foreign Language/ESOL Education Program Coordinator in the College of Education at the University of South Florida, USA.

About the Series

Teaching English Language Learners across the Curriculum

Books in the Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum series are written specifically or pre- and in-service teachers who may not have been trained in ELL techniques, but still find themselves facing the realities and challenges of today’s diverse classrooms and learners. Each book provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach ELLs through a given subject area, and how to teach content to ELLs who are at different levels of language proficiency than the rest of their class. Authored by both language and content area specialists, each volume arms readers with practical, teacher-friendly strategies, and subject-specific techniques.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language