- English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work
This learner-empowering text by Larry Ferlazzo offers educators a five-step methodology for teaching that builds on students' assets rather than viewing ELLs through the typical lens of "deficits". The five principles around which the process revolves are: building relationships, accessing prior knowledge through student stories, developing student leadership, learning by doing, and reflection. The book emphasizes "high-order" thinking skills. In addition to providing detailed lessons, the book shares a framework teachers can use to create their own lessons, and it shows how to take advantage of technology and games as teaching tools.
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- Larry Ferlazzo, Teaches English & Soc. St. to ELLs (Great ELL links with audio)
The English page will lead you to thousands of activities appropriate for English Language Learners or for young children who are native English-speakers and are just learning to read. These include Social Studies, Math and Science activities specifically for English Language Learners. The other sites listed under "Subjects" on this page have links more appropriate to native English speakers.
- The Novel Experience
The Novel Experience by Larry Swartz (preview online) is a handy 32-page flipchart that helps teachers and students in grades 4-9 organize a novel program; choose books that match interests and abilities; foster comprehension; process information; and share responses. Includes over 100 up-to-date book suggestions; only $11.
Stenhouse books and videos help K-12 teachers deepen their professional knowledge and build their students' skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
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