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ISBN-10 013208080XISBN-13 9780132080804
ISBN-10 013513059XISBN-13 9780135130599
Author(s): Ellen M. Curtin; National Center for Education Information
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 272

This book is for student teachers, experienced teachers new to English Language Learners, beginning alternative route teachers, and “career changers” who find themselves grappling with how best to teach English Language Learners on-grade level subject content in the regular classroom setting.

“Who is this English Language Learner?  How do I communicate with him/her? How do I prepare him/her for state standardized test? How do I teach him/her advanced reading skills when his/her vocabulary is so limited?” These are common concerns voiced by teachers (K-12th grade) as they express their inadequacies about teaching English Language Learners in the regular classroom.

This text is designed to help answer these questions for all K-12th grade teachers by providing the necessary information and research-proven teaching strategies that are best for all learners including the English Language Learner.  The book addresses the specific role that regular classroom teachers now play in ensuring that English Language Learners are acquiring English through the content subject areas. No child Left Behind (2001) raises the accountability level for all our students including English Language Learners. English Language Learners are no longer the sole responsibility of an ESL teacher, as all teachers must now teach English Language Learners English regular subject content.