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 Robust Vocabulary Instruction for Tier 2 Words
Providing robust vocabulary instruction for tier 2 words

Once teachers have selected Tier 2 words, they are ready to plan rich vocabulary instruction, Robust Vocabulary Instruction (Beck et al., 2002) is one effective strategy for teaching Tier 2 words, and consists of three steps: 1) Define each word using age-appropriate, child-friendly language, 2) provide direct instruction, and 3) ensure multiple opportunities for ELLs and native English-speaking students to use the word in meaningful conversation. This conversation expands ELLs' ability to use words and English constructions. (Beck et al., 2002)

Theory and/or Research Underlying the Strategy

Explicit vocabulary instruction is critical to students' academic success (Beck & McKeown, 2007; Marzano, 2004). Robust instruction, which helps ELLs and FEP learners to use ...

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