50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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Pre- and in-service teachers get 50 ready-to-use strategies for effectively teaching the English language learners in their classrooms.

  • Strategies are diverse and cover a wide variety of skill areas.
  • Teachers see how to effectively sequence approaches to support learning through the organization of the strategies.
  • Assessment strategies are included in the theoretical overview section and in many of the individual strategy chapters.
  • Technology strategies are included within the chapters and as stand-alone strategies emphasizing the appropriate use of technology to support and scaffold learning for English learners.

NEW! Practical help for meeting the requirements of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Six New Strategies support teachers in preparing students to meet, or move toward meeting the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and the use of both social and academic English.Included are:

  • NEW! Close Reading is a strategy that supports students in reading and rereading text to gain information and also to gain perspectives on the author’s point of view and the use of language to present an image or point of view.
  • Verb Action is a strategy that approaches the understanding of irregular English verbs through active learning and the combination of action, speaking, and writing.
  • Checking for Understanding provides approaches the teacher can employ to closely monitor students’ comprehension of material being presented in the classroom.
  • Cognate Strategies presents ways to capture the knowledge of vocabulary that students possess in their native language and help them to understand the connections to English words.
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) for English Learners provides an approach currently in use in Exceptional Education for use in monitoring and documenting growth in English learners.Combining and Scheduling Strategies provides suggestion for using exemplary teaching strategies in combination as well as grouping and scheduling approaches to provide the time and opportunities to make sure English learners can be successful.


  • NEW! Support for ensuring that teachers are fully implementing exemplary strategies. The self-evaluation rubrics included throughout also provide ideas for improving teacher implementations.
  • NEW! Ideas for adapting strategies for students at differing English language development levels are included in the new Adaptation Charts.
  • NEW! Updated classroom examples (over 20 percent) demonstrate approaches that support the implementation of Common Core State Standards.
  • NEW! Vocabulary and education terms are more easily understood through the addition of a glossary at the end of the book.
  • NEW! Teachers are up to date on the latest material relating to English language learners and the strategies are updated throughout. For example, a number of the strategies deleted from previous editions addressed specific technology applications. The new Fifth Edition integrates the use of technology into classroom examples of other strategies.

Additional Information

Author Adrienne L. Herrell, Michael L. Jordan
Publisher Pearson
Publication Date 2015
Edition 5th
Pages 352
ISBN13 9780134057293