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ERIC Number: ED502914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 251
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-6389-1
English as a Second Language: Guide to Implementation. Kindergarten to Grade 9
Alberta Education
Young people entering post-secondary institutions or seeking employment generally require senior high school diplomas. There are few jobs available that do not require advanced levels of many kinds of literacy and most employers will consider only those applicants who have completed senior high school, even for entry-level positions. When English as a Second Language (ESL) students are integrated with their English-speaking peers, they are able to work on language and concept development in all subject areas. English language proficiency, however, is not a by-product of other classroom learning. Specific, formal instruction in speaking, reading and writing in English is essential. The purpose of this guide is to provide: (1) an understanding of who ESL students are and basic information about second language acquisition; (2) suggestions for the reception, placement and orientation of elementary and junior high school ESL students; (3) information and sample strategies for establishing ESL programming and creating a successful ESL learning environment; (4) effective instructional strategies, lessons, and activities specific to ESL students with varying levels of language proficiency; and (5) suggestions for the assessment and evaluation of student learning and progress. Six chapters include: (1) Understanding ESL Learning; (2) Getting Started; (3) Establishing the ESL Program; (4) Teaching and Learning Strategies; (5) Differentiated Instruction for ESL Students; and (6) Assessment of ESL Students. Eight appendixes are included: (1) Personal Profile; (2) Understanding Cultural Differences in Student Behaviour; (3) General Language Characteristics of ESL Students; (4) Learning Strategies; (5) Graphic Organizers; (6) Sample List of Text Forms; (7) Vocabulary Tools; and (8) Examples of General Accommodations. An index and 139-item bibliography are provided. [Cover title varies: "English as a Second Language (ESL): Guide to Implementation. Kindergarten to Grade 9."]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education, Learning and Teaching Resources Branch
Identifiers - Location: Canada