This book answers your key questions about educating English Language Learners (ELLs) and offers detailed guidance and concrete applications for your classroom. Designed as a one-stop-shop for classroom teachers of all grade levels and content areas, this book is chock full of essential information, delivered in a practical, concise format. In each chapter, you will find checklists, instructional strategies, tables, tools and ideas for next steps. The resources and examples provided are easy to implement and can be used the next day in your teaching.
Topics addressed include:
Part I: Where to Start—Getting to Know Your ELLs
1. Who are the ELLs in my classroom?
2. How does linguistics impact teaching and learning?
3. How can I bridge the home/school connection?
Part II: Where to Go—Instruction and Beyond
4. What should my instruction and assessment look like?
5. How is math unique?
6. What are the most effective ways to collaborate with ELL staff?
7. What should I do if I suspect there is a learning disability?