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Strategies for teaching English learners

Author: Lynne T Díaz-Rico
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Thoroughly updated, the second edition includes a description of the unique contributions of non-native-English-speaking teachers make to the teaching of English, up-to-date information on the demographics of English learners and the demand for English teachers worldwide, a profile of an elementary school with an innovative social-justice curriculum approach, suggestions about the use of learning centers in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne T Díaz-Rico
ISBN: 9780205566754 0205566758
OCLC Number: 147985760
Notes: Revised edition of: Teaching English learners : strategies and methods. 2004.
Description: xxvii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who are English learners and their teachers? --
Critical roles for teachers --
Views of teaching and learning --
Performance-based learning --
Learner strategies and learner-focused teaching --
Oracy instruction that builds on the first language --
Literacy instruction for English-language development --
Learning processes and the imaginary --
Grammar through integrated language skills and wonderful English --
Culturally based language teaching --
Discourse in the classrooms of English learners --
Dual-language proficiency --
Teaching English in context --
Building a community of learners --
Project-based learning and service learning.
Responsibility: Lynne T. Díaz-Rico.
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Thoroughly updated, the second edition includes a description of the unique contributions of non-native-English-speaking teachers make to the teaching of English, up-to-date information on the demographics of English learners and the demand for English teachers worldwide, a profile of an elementary school with an innovative social-justice curriculum approach, suggestions about the use of learning centers in English-as-a-foreign-language elementary classrooms, an expanded definition of culture to include a contemporary emphasis on identity, a critical view about the study of gender and race in the classroom, new ways to incorporate volunteers into classroom instruction, ways to encourage "virtual volunteering," and finally project-based learning and service learning are combined in Chapter 15 as ways to link English learners with the larger community. --From publisher's description.

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