ELTWeekly Issue#29, Book of the Week: Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners: How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards, K-8
By Tarun Patel
Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners: How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards, K-8
by Denise M. Rea
As a teacher, you know that two ofthe biggest issues in education today are increased accountability and surging ELLenrollments. So what do you do when every student in your class is expected tomeet standards, but some dont speak English? You reach for Research-Based Strategies for EnglishLanguage Learners. It features ways to support all students while meetingcurricular mandatesand without losing any precious planning or teaching time.
Research-BasedStrategies for English Language Learners addresses standards through four proven,effective scaffolds for learning: modeling, contextualizing, thinking aboutthinking, and reframing information. Within each scaffold Denise Rea and SandraMercuri offer ideas for strategy-based instruction that make learning moreactive, experiential, collaborative, and cognitive for all children. Rea andMercuri give you everything you need to use these strategies, including lessonplans and suggestions on implementation, as well as a review of the researchsupporting each lesson and scaffold. Finally, they tie it all together withlessons on conversational and academic English that give students thelinguistic awareness needed to become more proficient in their new language andto succeed in school.
Useable across curricular areas,adaptable to grades K8, and ideal for classroom teachers, ELL specialists, andTitle I teachers, Research-BasedStrategies for English Language Learners is the practical, classroom-testedresource youve been looking for. Use it and discover reliable strategies for connectingsecond language learners (or any learners) to content and curriculum.
About the Author
Denise Rea is the Director of Multiple Subjects for Fresno Pacific University. She hastaught the primary grades in bilingual and English immersion classes, and hasworked as a teacher educator and literacy coach. She currently teacheselementary student teaching candidates language and literacy methodology, andembeds strategies for working with English language learners and Title Istudents in her instruction.
Sandra Mercuri is the Director of the TESOL program and theBiliteracy/Cross Cultural program at Fresno Pacific University.She currently is working on a doctorate degree and teaches languagedevelopment, critical pedagogy, and methodology courses in the Language,Literacy, and Culture department. She previously coauthored two other Heinemannbooks with Yvonne and David Freeman: DualLanguage Essentials (2004) and Closingthe Achievement Gap (2002).
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann (August 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0325008108
- ISBN-13: 978-0325008103
- Price: $15.75
This book explains what good teaching is for English learners. It talks about why certain strategies work and why teachers should use them. The authors also include concrete lesson plans that show exactly how to teach lessons using the strategies. When there are so many SDAIE strategies out there, it’s helpful to know which ones are effective and when to use them. The book is a quick read and easy to use.
ELT Books , ELTWeekly Issue#29