Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach

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Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007 - Education - 273 pages
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Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach to Language Development, 1/e Doug Fisher and Carol Rothenberg

Are you looking for a methods book to facilitate literacy and academic development in your K-12 classroom? Building on a solid foundation in language acquisition and learning theory, this text will show you how to examine your own practice and design lessons that consider the individual needs of English language learners and accelerate their achievement.

This text is designed to help your students develop proficiency in both everyday and academic English while developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It also serves as a great guide for promoting high-level, high-quality, and high-expectation instruction with respect to language, literacy development, and academic achievement for all of your students.

Features of this text:

  • Constructed from a strong research base, each chapter highlights specific research topics to provide you with practical ideas in applying this research to your own practices.
  • Accessing Prior Knowledge Activities allow you to engage your own background knowledge in visualizing, brainstorming, previewing, reflecting, and observing to help you get the most from each chapter.
  • Spotlight on Instruction features visit classrooms of effective teachers of English language learners providing an authentic context as you learn.
  • Application to Practice case studies build upon one another from chapter to chapter illustrating how to apply this growing wealth of strategies in your own classroom.
  • Teacher Tools in the back of this book provide a collection of reproducibles for use in your classroom, including planning tools, writing assignments, and self reflection tools.

Related Books from Merrill Education:

  • Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, Second Edition, Adrienne L. Herrell and Michael L. Jordan, ISBN: 0-13-098462-0
  • 102 Content Strategies for English Language Learners: Teaching for Academic Success in Grades 3-12, Jodi Reiss, ISBN: 0-13-221819-4


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About the author (2007)

Carol Rothenberg is a staff developer in the area of literacy and English language learners. Providing support and guidance to teachers across content areas and grade levels, she coaches them in planning, assessing, and reflecting on instruction. She has worked with elementary and secondary schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District, training teachers and administrators on effective programs and instruction for English language learners. An experienced classroom teacher, Carol has taught bilingual special education, Spanish, and English to migrant workers. She currently teaches classes for new teachers on effective instruction of English language learners.

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