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.
Providing Context for Instruction
As discussed in Unit I of this book, routines in instructional settings provide an overall structure that enables students to know what to expect in the classroom. Having clear routines facilitates the instructional and social ebb and flow of the classroom for all students (ELLs and FEP learners). For ELLs, who are struggling to understand the language of the classroom, these routines provide the comprehensibility necessary to scaffold the development of social and academic language. An integral component of these routines is the explicit use of clearly articulated lesson objectives. Content-area and language objectives should be written on the whiteboard or in another prominent place in the classroom, reviewed with students at the beginning of the lesson, referred ...