Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

By Margaret Macintyre Latta, Elaine Chan

© 2011 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction Volume Introduction Part 1: Your English Language Learner Tony Erben Part 2: Principles of Teaching and Learning in the Arts Part 3: Teaching the Arts—Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and Dance Part 4: Resources Glossary

About the Authors

Margaret Macintyre Latta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Elaine Chan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development