ERIC Number: ED381022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Working with English Language Learners: Strategies for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. Program Information Guide Series. No. 19.
Zehler, A. M.
This report is based on the findings of a Special Issues Analysis Center (SIAC) focus group on active learning instructional models for limited English proficiency (LEP) students which convened in June 1993. The report is aimed at supplying answers for teachers uncertain about what to do when confronted with English language learners (ELL) in their classrooms. The guide offers perspectives, strategies, and suggestions to help teachers improve ELL students' English skills while at the same time including them in all the content area instruction contained in the school curriculum. In sequence, the guide: (1) discusses and defines ELL students; (2) offers insights on understanding cultural differences; and (3) gives advice on understanding second language learning. The guide also offers such ideas about instruction in the active learning classroom as how to: maximize opportunities for language use; secure participation in meaningful and challenging tasks; support students' own efforts at understanding; and utilize cultural diversity. (Contains 8 references.) (LR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.