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Teaching strategies for effectively engaging dual language learners in early childhood.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BROOKES Publishing CO, 2017.
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Shows teachers how to develop a toolbox of strategies for effectively teaching and engaging dual language learners while also supporting their families from diverse backgrounds. The book is organised  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Teaching strategies for effectively engaging dual language learners in early childhood.
[Place of publication not identified] : BROOKES Publishing CO, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: SHAUNA L TOMINEY
ISBN: 9781681252506 1681252503
OCLC Number: 1053599518
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction to Dual Language Learners --
2. Getting Started: Foundations for Supporting Dual Language Learners --
Strategy 1 Get Comfortable with Key Terms and Definitions --
Strategy 2 Expand Your Knowledge of Dual Language Learners and Their Families --
Strategy 3 Understand the Benefits of Being a Dual Language Learner --
Strategy 4 Support Development of the Home Language and English --
Strategy 5 Implement Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices --
3. Setting Up Your Classroom to Support Dual Language Learners --
Strategy 6 Get to Know the Children in Your Class and Their Families --
Strategy 7 Establish a Welcoming Learning Environment --
Strategy 8 Organize the Classroom to Support Success --
Strategy 9 Embed Best Practices --
Appendix 3.1 Vocabulary Word Lists --
Appendix 3.2 Sample Parent Questionnaire in English --
Appendix 3.3 Sample Parent Questionnaire in Spanish --
4. Fostering a Classroom Community of Diverse Learners --
Strategy 10 Set the Foundation for Warm and Trusting Relationships --
Strategy 11 Anticipate Children's Challenges and Needs --
Strategy 12 Create a Classroom Community --
Strategy 13 Frame Diversity as a Strength --
Appendix 4.1 Identifying Student Needs --
5. Using Classroom Management Practices That Support Diverse Learners --
Strategy 14 Narrate Children's Actions to Promote Self-Regulation and Language Development --
Strategy 15 Apply Best Practices to Classroom Management --
Strategy 16 Plan and Support Transitions --
Strategy 17 Be a Positive Role Model for Behavior Standards --
Strategy 18 Keep a Sense of Humor and Be Flexible --
6. Supporting Social and Emotional Learning for Dual Language Learners --
Strategy 19 Create an Emotionally Supportive Classroom --
Strategy 20 Recognize and Scaffold Children's Social and Emotional Needs --
Strategy 21 Teach Social and Emotional Skills --
Strategy 22 Support Social and Emotional Development in English and in Each Child's Home Language --
Strategy 23 Involve Families in Children's Social and Emotional Learning --
Strategy 24 Use a Growth Mindset to Teach Social and Emotional Skills --
Appendix 6.1 Vocabulary Word List --
7. Enhancing Early Academic Skills for Dual Language Learners --
Strategy 25 Make Learning Activities Accessible to Diverse Learners --
Strategy 26 Embed Best Practices into Read-Alouds --
Strategy 27 Embed Best Practices into Math and Science Activities --
Strategy 28 Draw Connections Between Activities and Children's Home Language and Culture --
Strategy 29 Engage Families in Children's Learning --
Appendix 7.1 Vocabulary Word Lists --
Appendix 7.2 Books for the Dual Language Learner Classroom --
8. Engaging Dual Language Learners Through Music and Movement --
Strategy 30 Learn About Culture Through Music and Movement --
Strategy 31 Invite Children and Families to Share Music with the Classroom --
Strategy 32 Share Classroom Music with Families --
Strategy 33 Build Children's Vocabulary and Early Literacy Skills Through Music --
Appendix 8.1 Music Vocabulary --
Appendix 8.2 Children's Songs in English and Spanish --
9. Engaging Families from Diverse Backgrounds --
Strategy 34 Help Children Prepare for the Transition to School --
Strategy 35 Promote Regular Communication with Families --
Strategy 36 Provide Families with Ways to be Engaged in School --
Strategy 37 Approach Challenging Conversations with Empathy and Understanding --
Strategy 38 Ask Families For Feedback --
10. Continuing to Grow Through Professional Development --
Strategy 39 Develop Cultural Awareness and Adopt Self-Reflective Practices --
Strategy 40 Expand Your Multicultural Knowledge --
Strategy 41 Participate in Professional Development Activities --
Strategy 42 Learn How to Effectively Conduct Assessments --
Strategy 43 Involve Families in Decisions Related to Assessments --
Strategy 44 Understand Mandated Reporting Laws and Regulations --
Strategy 45 Think of Yourself as a Lifelong Learner.


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