ERIC Number: EJ724706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 15
Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners
Facella, Melissa A.; Rampino, Kristen M.; Shea, Elizabeth K.
Bilingual Research Journal, v29 n1 p209-221 Spr 2005
This paper provides effective strategies for early childhood teachers to use with children who are English language learners (ELLs). The strategies were compiled from interviews with 20 early childhood educators from two culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Massachusetts. Emphasis was placed on the strategies that the greatest number of teachers from both school districts identified as effective. These teaching strategies seek to help ELL students make connections between content and language, and support their communication and social interactions.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Interaction, Interviews, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts