Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice, Second Edition

Wayne E. Wright
ISBN: 978-1-934000-15-1
Paperback: 368 pages
Published: May, 2015

Print: $98.95



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All teachers and administrators need to know how to educate English language learners (ELLs).

Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice is a comprehensive course text on ELL education for students in elementary and secondary teacher education, reading/literacy, special education, TESOL, bilingual education, and educational leadership programs. This text prepares educators to meet state competency requirements in ELL education.

Foundations includes an interactive companion website that takes advantage of the collaborative technologies of web 2.0. (to be updated with the second edition)

New to the Second Edition

The new edition of Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners is completely updated, with attention to...

  • Changes in policies and accountability requirements affecting ELLs and their teachers
  • New content standards (Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards)
  • New multistate consortia and computer-based "next generation" assessements (PARCC, Smarter Balanced)
  • Corresponding changes in English language development/proficiency systems
  • Developments in bilingualism and biliteracy in research, theory, policy, and practice

Readers will also find a greater focus on...

  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Language and literacy for academic purposes
  • Sociocultural theories and approaches of language learning and teaching
  • Using English language proficiency (ELP) data
  • Roles of content and language teachers

Students  Learn To

  • Make research-based decisions on ELL policies, programs, practices, and assessment
  • Relate language and literacy teaching and learning theories to practice
  • Differentiate core content-area instruction for ELLs
  • Teach oral language, reading, and writing in all content areas
  • Use students' home languages and technology as learning resources

Special Features

  • Guiding questions and key terms
  • Tables, boxes, figures, glossary, vignettes, teaching strategies, and samples of student work
  • Chapter review activities, discussion questions, research activities, and recommended readings
  • Companion website
  • Professor's resource room

Information for Professors Who Have Adopted the First Edition

  • Be sure to preorder your exam copy of the second edition today!
  • The first edition is out of print.  Please contact us if you need an electronic copy of the first edition.  


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