Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners: Essential Strategies for Middle and High School
Paperback: 256 pages
Published: January, 2010
Are your adolescent English language learners struggling to read, write, and learn across subject areas? Are they making it to graduation?
This practical guide is grounded in the latest research on adolescent literacy development. It features effective strategies that general education teachers, ESL teachers, and guidance counselors can use to ensure that middle and high school English language learners develop proficiency in academic English, succeed in school, and graduate. It is written by exemplary secondary school teachers who know firsthand the challenges of educating adolescent ELLs, and who have implemented these strategies effectively in their classes.
As Deborah Short highlights in the foreword, this book also offers much more than teaching strategies. It is about the social dimension of learning in secondary schools, of shaping one’s identity, and of bridging boundaries the between school and home, school and work, native languages and English, and in-school and out-of-school literacies.
- Clear teaching principles to inform practice
- A wealth of strategies and best practices that promote reading, writing, listening, speaking, and learning in every subject area
- Creative ways to use and support the native language
- Guidelines and practical advice for counselors regarding ELLs
- End of chapter checklists to guide teacher reflection