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ERIC Number: ED505948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-27
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Reluctant Middle School ELLs: Creating Conditions for Quality Schoolwork
Montgomery, Joel R.
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The purpose of this article is to provide middle level educators with an orientation to an intervention designed to facilitate reluctant middle school English language learners (ELLs) engagement in quality schoolwork. The article introduces a new investigation of English language learning through the lens of Glasser's Quality School and Choice Theory concepts (1998a, 1998b). The following topics are addressed: (a) identification of reluctant middle school ELLs, (b) focused examination of the importance of listening and speaking in the context of acquiring academic English language proficiency, (c) brief review of Glasser's conditions for quality schoolwork, (d) summary of an intervention applying these concepts in a middle school ELL classroom during school year 2008-2009, and (e) a synopsis of ongoing challenges based on classroom practice. References include a series of websites designed to assist students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the process of engaging in quality schoolwork. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A