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.
Connecting with the ESL Specialist
There are many ways that regular classroom teachers and ESL specialists can collaborate. In a review of team teaching for classrooms in which the focus was teaching another language, Wang (2010) identified the following co-teaching models that are likely to work well when co-teaching to provide instruction for ELLs:
- Traditional team teaching: Both teachers simultaneously provide instruction to one group of students. For example, the regular classroom teacher may present a lecture while the ESL specialist demonstrates with visuals, graphic organizers, and so on. The ESL specialist might also model a lesson with the regular classroom teacher playing a more supportive role (Brown, 2005).
- Collaborative: The teachers co-construct the course, actively discuss their ideas, and model ...