Preparing The Way: Teaching Els In The Prek-12 Classroom
Publish Date: 2015-07-21
Author: GOVONI JANE M
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Experts in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) collaboratively provide a resource for pre-service and in-service teachers to meet the needs of English learners (ELs) in the PreK-12 classroom. Chapters are aligned to the five ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) domains of culture, applied linguistics, methods, curriculum, and assessment. The readings are simple, but comprehensive, to support district trainings and teacher preparation programs. Readers are presented with the legal foundation of ESOL, ways to foster ones own cultural awareness, an understanding of the English language and its subsystems, SLA theories and their application to the classroom, connections to literacy instruction, and ways to modify lessons and adapt assessments to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Practical, hands-on activities provide the skills and knowledge to demonstrate ways to effectively teach and manage all students at varying levels of proficiency in English. Links for further discussion and research are provided along with tasks and assignments aligned to each of the five ESOL domains. New to this edition are rubrics for trainers and educators.