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Differentiating Instruction for English Learners

Differentiating Instruction for English Learners - 06 edition

Differentiating Instruction for English Learners - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780205418060

ISBN10: 0205418066

Differentiating Instruction for English Learners by Paul Boyd Batstone - ISBN 9780205418060
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Differentiating Instruction for English Learners by Paul Boyd Batstone - ISBN 9780205418060

ISBN13: 9780205418060

ISBN10: 0205418066

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

The author draws on a wealth of classroom experience working with teachers and students to create a book that gives readers the critical information they need to teach English language learners in an accessible format. This book is packed with strategies and activities that are directly applicable to the classroom and that focus on meeting the early literacy demands of No Child Left Behind. Early literacy strategies for English language learners are differentiated according to five levels of language proficiency.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Differentiated Early literacy for English Language Learners.

Introduction.
English Language Learners and Standards.
Tips for increasing parental involvement.
Strategies and activities that fit.
How to use this book.
Appendix A. TESOL Goals & Standards.

2. Identifying Proficiency Levels.

Matching Instructional Strategies and Student Activities.
Quick Assessment of ELD Levels of Proficiency.
Detailing each level of proficiency.
ELD behavioral indicators across Reading/Language Arts Domains.
Reference Guide for Teacher Strategies and Student Activities.
TESOL Summative Assessment Tool.
Sample English Learner Profile.

3. Strategies to develop listening and speaking.

TESOL goals and standards.
Teacher Talk.
Total Physical Response. Instructional techniques and management strategies.
Grouping students according to language level.
Using Humor and Word Play to Facilitate Social Interaction.
Matching questions and responses to levels of proficiency.

4. Teaching the Mechanics of Handwriting, Grammar and Spelling.

TESOL goals and standards.
Language mechanics across levels of proficiency.
Handwriting.
Letters sorted by shape and case.
Use of total physical response with handwriting.
Grammar.
The world's shortest sentences.
Color code parts of speech.
Teaching prepositional phrases.
Spelling.
Stages of developmental spelling and English language development.
Activities to address spelling.

5. Vocabulary Development.

TESOL goals and standards.
Understanding Vocabulary Development from an English Language Learner's Perspective.
A Range of Strategies for Making Vocabulary and Concepts Comprehensible.
Strategies for Vocabulary Development across Levels of proficiency.
How can a real object or experience be used to teach the word?
How can a visual, or model, be used to teach the word?
Is the word conceptual or abstract? Use unpacking strategies.
Spanish Cognates.
Primary language support.
Use similes and metaphorical thinking with word study charts.
Developing Fluency.
Interactive Games to Develop Fluency with New Vocabulary.
Developing Descriptive Vocabulary.
Appendix. Getting started with Inspiration software.

6. Supporting Reading Instruction.

TESOL goals and standards.
Reading in the long run.
Warming up.
Responding to reading.
Strength training/word power.
Web-based resources.
Speed and Pacing/Fluency.
Visualizing/imagining.
Shared read aloud activities.
Developing a love for the task.
Reading Interest Inventory.
Rating quality books.
Training logs.
Charting classroom reading.
Appendix. Getting started with PowerPoint.

7. Teaching Writing Across Proficiency Levels.

TESOL goals and standards.
All children are writers.
The Writing Process.
Writing Activities Across Levels of Proficiency.
Interactive Writing Activities for Beginners.
Managing Journal Writing.
Individual Writing Activities for Beginners.
Collaborative Writing Activities for Early Intermediate and Intermediate Levels.
Interactive Writing Activities for Early Intermediate and Intermediate Levels.
Individual Writing Activities for Early Intermediate and Intermediate Levels.
Collaborative Writing Activities for Early Advanced and Advanced Levels.
Interactive Writing Activities for Early Advanced and Advanced Levels.
Individual Writing Activities for Early Advanced and Advanced Levels.
Writing Assessment Across Levels of Proficiency.
Writing Assessment Tools Appropriate for Beginning English Learners.
Writing Assessment Tools Appropriate for Early Intermediate & Intermediate English Learners.
Writing Assessment Tools Appropriate for Early Advanced & Advanced English Learners.