ERIC Number: ED474906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Children with Limited English: Teaching Strategies for the Regular Classroom. Second Edition.
Kottler, Ellen; Kottler, Jeffrey A.
This book presents tools to help beginning teachers meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population. It provides the concepts and methods needed to effectively serve limited-English-proficient students, focusing on such skills as building a trusting relationship with students, understanding the principles of language acquisition, and capitalizing on alternative means of support within the school and community. Eight chapters include the following: (1) "Getting to Know the Student" (e.g., sensitivity to cultural and linguistic differences); (2) "Establishing a Comfortable Environment" (e.g., fostering classroom involvement); (3) "Understanding Second-Language Development" (e.g, first-to-second-language learning); (4) "Strategies for Teaching" (e.g., using multisensory activities to engage students); (5) "Teaching Strategies Borrowed from Language Instruction" (e.g., brain-compatible second language acquisition); (6) "Using Adjunct Structures" (e.g., computer applications); (7) "Involving Others" (e.g., cross-age tutoring, parents, and peer instruction); and (8) "Putting it All Together" (e.g., examining the classroom implications of brain research). (Contains 54 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Multiple Intelligences, Parent Participation, Peer Teaching, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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