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Almost every community today includes students who are new to the English language. Strategies for Teaching English Language, Literature, and Content is designed to prepare teachers of those students to provide motivating, engaging, and enriching classroom experiences. This book includes 51 engaging, teacher-tested, research-based strategies, each designed to be flexibly applied to the objectives of the particular language or content classroom.
Enhanced by lively illustrations and clear graphics, strategies include careful instructions with specific examples, and are organized into five areas:
• Strategies for New Learners of English
• Strategies for Building Comprehension
• Reading Process Strategies
• Graphic Organizers for Text Structure
• Vocabulary Exploration
This book is an invaluable for teacher education for pre-service teachers, English language specialists, and content teachers of students learning English.
Mary Lou McCloskey, Lydia Stack, Janet Orr, and Gabriela Kleckova have among them over 150 years of teaching and teacher training experience in both ESL contexts and EFL contexts from Afghanistan to Zambia. They have combined their knowledge and experience to bring this book to help both new and experienced teachers focus and improve their classroom teaching.
The ideal resource for helping K-12 classroom teachers integrate content learning and English language learning into their classroom lessons, Teaching English Language and Content in Mainstream Classes presents practical, ready-to-use, research-based principles and strategies in a friendly writing style that clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers classroom teachers what they need to accelerate their students’ academic achievement. With it’s emphasis on techniques for developing reading, writing, and speaking skills in the content areas and it’s presentation of illustrative teaching vignettes to make the ideas clear, the new edition of this widely popular guide stands out from others on the market as a “must have” resource for teachers in today’s diverse classrooms.
Easy-to-use format:The book is divided into seven secrets shared by highly effective teachers. Each secret is then divided into seven parts filled with practical information on why the secret matters and how to implement it effectively.?
Reflection questions:At the end of each section, there are seven questions to help you determine whether you have mastered each secret.
Bonus lists: This special new section contains lists on the qualities of effective teaching and why these qualities matter. These lists can be copied and used during book studies, PLC meetings, or staff meetings to provoke thoughtful discussions and enhance teaching and learning.
Study guide:A study guide is available to help you extend your learning independently or with colleagues. www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138783621
Companion website:For more inspiring, informative books from Todd and Annette, check out our special site, www.routledge.com/cw/breaux, going live this summer.
Throughout the book, you’ll find practical examples and heartfelt advice to encourage you as you implement the seven secrets. As you improve your teaching, you profoundly influence the lives of those who matter most—your students!