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.

Managing Classroom Space in an Inclusive Classroom
Managing classroom space in an inclusive classroom

Theory and/or Research Underlying the Strategy

Clear classroom management makes effective use of space (Church, 2007), facilitates the ability of all learners to focus on instruction (Watson & Houtz, 2002), and includes expectations for academic and social behavior. These factors contribute to making the classroom an accepting and predictable place that provides context for instruction, which is consistent with theories of second language instruction (Cummins, 2000).

The physical organizational structure of classrooms is critical to management, effective teaching, and productive learning, and requires careful planning with consideration for the age and developmental levels of the students (Clayton & Forton, 2001). Although teachers may have no control over the size or location of their classrooms, ...

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