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.
Word Analysis: Building Vocabulary with Word Parts (Tiers 1, 2, 3)
One way for ELLs and FEP learners to increase their vocabulary is to analyze newly encountered words by breaking them into manageable parts (prefixes, roots, suffixes) and by building words from word parts. In some ways, analyzing word parts seems intuitive. In fact, at a very young age, children develop an understanding of the internal structure of words. Children as young as four are able to make and apply morphological generalizations (add s to make a noun plural, ed for past tense, etc.) (Berko, 1958). Although many native speakers of English demonstrate the ability to make morphological generalizations at a young age, students who ...