ERIC Number: ED378805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Children with Limited English: Teaching Strategies for the Regular Classroom. Survival Skills for Teachers Series.
The guide, designed for regular classroom teachers, outlines principles and strategies for teaching limited-English-proficient children. The first chapter addresses the task of building a trusting relationship with students and establishing a comfortable learning environment. Topics include sensitivity to cultural and linguistic differences, fostering classroom involvement, and meeting parents. The second chapter reviews principles of second-language development, with special attention given to setting reasonable expectations. Chapter 3 presents a number of practical teaching strategies, both techniques borrowed from language teaching and innovative ideas. These include using language effectively, using multisensory activities to engage students, building literacy skills, creating a learning community, and using technology. The final chapter encourages teachers to network with other professionals in the school and community, through student peer partners, team teaching, special school personnel services, cross-age tutoring, and other community resources. In each chapter, suggested activities and suggested readings are offered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mainstreaming, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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