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ERIC Number: EJ948676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Supporting English Language Learners in the Elementary and Secondary Classrooms: How to Get Started
Whitsett, Glee; Hubbard, Janie
SRATE Journal, v18 n2 p41-47 Sum 2009
Learning how to communicate and instruct non-English proficient students in a regular classroom is a challenging task, especially for novice teachers. New teachers need to overcome fear, insufficient pedagogical knowledge, and lack of teaching experience; therefore, getting started can be the most overwhelming part of the process. This article attempts to provide regular education teachers with the initial steps for accommodating English Language Learners (ELL) in their classrooms. Perspectives from both elementary and secondary classroom settings are compared, and practical advice about how to assess students' prior knowledge, select teaching strategies, and assess students' ongoing progress is included and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A