Teaching Content to English Language Learners, by Jodi Reiss, shows content-area teachers how to transform second-language learning theories into useful tools for ensuring the success of their ELL students. The book's three parts present easy-to-incorporate techniques to make content more accessible, strengthen vocabulary, and increase student participation.
The book offers:
- practical strategies for building on common classroom techniques and activities to increase teaching effectiveness for language-learning students
- techniques to recognize cultural differences, develop alternative assessments, and adapt written assignments and oral language for ELLs
- abundant models, graphics, and authentic examples that show how to help students build content-area fluency as well as general language skills