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Coleman, Rhoda; Goldenberg, Claude – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
Academic language is a vital part of content-area instruction and is one of the most pressing needs faced by English Language Learners (ELLs). The fundamental challenge ELLs in all-English instruction face is learning academic content while simultaneously becoming proficient in English. Because of this challenge, the authors, as educators, do not…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Coleman, Rhoda; Goldenberg, Claude – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
A fundamental challenge facing students who are English Learners is the interplay of oral language development--being able to speak and understand a language--and literacy development--learning to read and write the language. This interplay is especially challenging because each developmental process--oral language development and literacy…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy, English (Second Language), English
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Coleman, Rhoda; Goldenberg, Claude – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
In this final article, the authors look at how research on effective instruction for English Learners translates into schools and districts--in other words, where the research meets the classroom. The authors begin by discussing some models for school and district support for English Learner programs. Then, drawing examples from actual schools and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Best Practices, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
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Coleman, Rhoda; Goldenberg, Claude – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
English Language Learners (ELLs)--students whose second language is English and who are not fully proficient in English--constitute the fastest growing portion of the K-12 student population. Because many of these students tend to do poorly in school, teachers are encouraged to regularly use research-based practices to improve these students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Oral Language, Minority Group Children, English (Second Language)