ERIC Number: ED480648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Welcoming a Student Who Does Not Speak English: Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.
Whitlatch, Jennifer M.; Staley, Lynn
Noting that most mainstream primary teachers have received little or no training focusing on working with the growing number of students who speak English as a second language, this booklet equips primary teachers with basic information regarding the instruction of children who speak English as a second language (ESL). The booklet identifies ten basic strategies for teachers, including finding out important information about the student's cultural, linguistic, and family background that may be helpful; learning essential communication words in the child's first language; using games and activities to help the ESL student interact with the class in a non-threatening manner; and developing a quiet place in the classroom where ESL students can have time alone. The booklet also includes strategies for working with families. The booklet includes contact information for assessment tools, references, suggested readings, a glossary, and a legislation appendix. (HTH)
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.