Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers
Paperback: 308 pages
Published: May, 2010
This comprehensive guide shows general education and ESL teachers how to differentiate instruction and assessment for the English language learners in their classes. The book provides concrete strategies that teachers can use in any content-area classroom to engage every ELL, from beginning to advanced levels of English language proficiency. The authors highlight how teachers can address critical differences between ELLs with a strong foundation in the first language and students with limited former schooling. The book is aligned with national and state English language proficiency standards and assessments, and it gives teachers tools to ensure that every ELL develops the academic language they need to succeed at school.
Included with the book is a quick-reference poster that organizes student descriptors, appropriate assessments, and instructional strategies according to English language proficiency level.
- True-to-life scenarios of students and teachers in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms ground every chapter
- Easy-to-use templates model how to differentiate lessons according to ELLs' English language proficiency level
- End-of-chapter professional development activities guide teacher implementation
- Extensive resources enhance continued professional development
- The accompanying poster of strategies may be displayed in the classroom for easy reference