Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K–8 Classrooms provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.

Making Content Comprehensible
Making content comprehensible

Native English speakers often have difficulty with new concepts. How do I help ELLs understand content at grade level if they do not speak the language well?

—Lusa, 6th-Grade Teacher in an Inservice Professional Development Workshop

The question asked by Lusa is similar to those asked by pre- and inservice teachers at all grade levels and across content areas. If ELLs are to learn grade-level content, they must be able to understand the instruction that is delivered in content-area classrooms; teachers must present content in a way that is comprehensible to ELLs with varying levels of English language proficiency. The descriptors of each TESOL proficiency level (Level 1: Starting, Level 2: Emerging, Level 3: Developing, Level 4: Expanding, and Level 5: Bridging), ...

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