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Books on English Language Teaching

Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching English Language learners with Diverse Abilities
Jana Echevarria & Anne Graves
Pearson Education; August 2002

Using the term "sheltered instruction" to mean the teaching of content area knowledge and skills in a more understandable way while also developing students' English language proficiency, Echevarria (California State U. at Long Beach) and Graves (San Diego State U.) describes some of the ways that sheltered instruction can be provided in the classroom on a daily basis for student populations that include those with learning difficulties and those who are undereducated. After describing the theoretical foundations of the practice, he describes the design of instruction plans in the content areas, the appropriate affective or emotional responses of students and teacher, examples of performance improvement strategies, and curriculum adaptations.

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
Adrienne Herrell & Michael Jordan
Pearson Education; April 2003

The focus of this practical book is on what to do in the classroom to support the learning of English language learners. This user-friendly book describes 50 effective teaching strategies to help English language learners understand content materials as they simultaneously develop their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. This book provides a brief but thorough summary of the relevant research in language arts acquisition theory. It also identifies the main theory-to-practice connections for each strategy and includes classroom vignettes that demonstrate how the strategy can be used in different ways and at different grade levels. This volume introduces charts, which contain multiple suggestions for implementing strategies. For educators and school administrators.

Writing Essentials
Regie Routman
Heinemann; November 2004

Writing Essentials specifically and explicitly demonstrates practical, easy-to-do strategies that turn your writing instruction practices into best practices. Follow Routman's path for successfully leading all students, including English language learners, writers who struggle, and students coping with learning disabilities - from first draft to publication. You'll find expert advice and specific demonstrations on a wide variety of techniques.


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