The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook: ELL for Every Classroom Teacher

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Portage & Main Press, May 14, 2010 - Education - 384 pages
This revised and expanded edition of the 1990 bestseller includes the latest research in language acquisition: how to teach reading and writing and how to develop listening and speaking skills. It is filled with the authors’ trademark anecdotes and practical advice, based on their many years of experience working with ELL students. Strategies for teaching the four literacy skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—are enhanced by student examples and illustrations. To help you personalize the theory discussed, each chapter includes a section with questions and case studies so you can apply the information to your own school and issues. In this new edition, you’ll find great suggestions on how to - familiarize your ELL students with the school and classmates - measure reading, writing, speaking, and listening fluency - recognize and help students cope with culture shock - enrich your reading and writing programs - recognize the different needs of your students—with effective strategies for each level of literacy - teach language through content - help ELL students succeed in the content areas - tap the resources of your school and community
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
First Days Using Chapsticks to Have a Snake
15
Testing and Placement After Sawing the Doctor
43
Language Learning for Students and Teachers The Faucets of Language
71
Literacy and the Four Skills of Language Acquisition Gun the Accelerograph Immediate
107
Reading First Meaning Is Lost Cautious
141
Writing A Pig Broplem
197
Speaking and Listening Winning the Rottery
243
ContentArea Instruction The Impotance of Science
265
Resources Earnestly Extract the Lesson
295
Appendixes
319
Glossary
347
Bibliography
351
Index
365
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Barbara Law, PhD, has taught ESL students at all levels. As an ESL specialist and university professor, she has provided support and direction for regular classroom teachers working with multilingual classes. Barbara currently conducts teacher training, most recently for the U.S. Department of State, in Syria.

Mary Eckes, BA, has been involved in ESL education in the state of California for more than 30 years. She was Master Teacher in the Indo-Chinese Refuge Project at Santa Ana College, and for many years she taught ESL at Butte Community College. Currently, Mary works as curricular support for technology at Bear River High School in northern California where she continues to support ESL students and mainstream teachers.

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