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.
Readers Theatre is one way to help students develop fluency in reading. It is an enjoyable reading experience for ELLs and FEP learners in that they read with expression and participate in repeated readings of a text. It is also a highly motivational reading strategy because students use their voices, “facial expressions, and bodies” to interpret the “emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and motives of characters” (Carrick, 2001, para 2). Readers Theatre also serves to develop pronunciation skills for ELLs. Similar to choral reading, there is little risk involved in Readers Theatre. Students who feel they are ready for solo parts may be given solo parts of different lengths, and students who do not yet feel confident with their reading can read their parts ...