As more and more English language learners (ELLs) are included in mainstream classrooms, what can we do to ensure that they understand academic content and develop their English language skills? To answer this question, authors Jane Hill and Kathleen Flynn have examined decades of research,... read more
“Think about a time when you traveled to a place where English was not the dominent language. Remember how you felt when you returned home and heard English for the first time since you had left? What did you feel? Relief? Safety? Comfort? Friendship? We are our language." (Page One)”
Here are the 12 Chapter Themes:
Chapter 1: What is Classroom Instruction That Works?
Chapter 2: The Stages of Language Acquistion
Chapter 3: Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
Chapter 4: Nonlinguistic Representations
Chapter 5: Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers
Chapter 6: Cooperative Learning
Chapter 7: Summarizing and Note Taking
Chapter 8: Homework and Practice
Chapter 9: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
Chapter 10 Generating and Testing Hypotheses
Chapter 11: Identifying Similarities and Differences
Chapter 12: Involving Parents and the Community
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