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.
Communicating Effectively with the Paraeducator
Increasingly, regular classroom teachers who serve the needs of students with diverse educational needs, including ELLs, are called on to be responsible for integrating paraeducators into the classroom, supervising their work, and monitoring their performance (Pickett et al., 2003). The paraeducator plays an important role in the instruction of ELLs. Frequently, he or she speaks the same language as the ELL and is a member of the community in which the ELL lives.
As a classroom teacher who works with a paraeducator, you will need to balance valuing the strengths and opinions of the paraeducator with the understanding that the paraeducator is not a formally prepared teacher and should not be responsible for planning, implementing, or assessing ...