The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The book’s lessons are designed to connect with core standard and technology applications and include a wealth of research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels.
This guide offers help for building a positive and effective learning environment in the classroom and includes the key elements of a curriculum for beginning and intermediate ELLs from daily instruction plans to a year-long schedule. The authors offer ideas for student reflection, appropriate homework assignments, targeted field trips, and assessing student performance. They also discuss handling difficult situations like error correction, multilevel classes, limited access to technology, classroom management, and more.