Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the PreK-12 Classroom

Author(s): Jane M Govoni, Cindy Lovell

Edition: 5

Copyright: 2023


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This ESOL Package includes Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K - 12 Classroom (2021, 4th ed.) and The Big Book of ESOL Activities: Preparation for Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors (2023, 1st ed.). 

Educators rely on these two texts to cover all critical concepts in comprehensive ESOL programs. Preparing the Way covers: 1) ESOL Federal and State Legislation; 2) Cultural Proficiency, Diversity, and Equity; 3) Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics; 4) Theories of Second Language Learning; and 5) ESOL Testing and Evaluation. The Big Book of ESOL Activities offers more than 200 activities to introduce and review critical ESOL concepts. These can be used as classroom activities, homework, and test preparation. ESOL programs can now order this combo at a special price.


More about Preparing the Way:

Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom, now in its 4th edition, provides a reader-friendly experience for teacher preparation programs and school district workshops in five main areas: 1) ESOL Federal and State Legislation; 2) Cultural Proficiency, Diversity, and Equity; 3) Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics; 4) Theories of Second Language Learning; and 5) ESOL Testing and Evaluation.

Presented in the context of classroom scenarios in Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio, ALL educators find practical applications they can use in the real world of instruction. Ancillary materials are provided at

Although English learners (ELs) continue to be the fastest-growing population in U.S. schools, there is insufficient ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) training available for teachers and administrators. Here, twelve authors with vast years of TESOL experience examine the challenges and rewards faced by ELs and their classroom teachers. Based on personal knowledge and research, the authors share tangible approaches to understanding such critical topics as: the legal foundations of ESOL; cultural respect and awareness; a practical examination of the structure of the English language; relationships between theory and lesson planning; insights into special populations, such as SLIFE, ELs with learning disabilities, bilingual students, and gifted ELs; and classroom-based, standardized, and language proficiency assessments.

This edition includes 65 engaging activities for teacher training purposes along with an examination of WIDA resources and links. Each chapter begins with literacy activities to model proven teaching approaches and includes first-person accounts to support social and academic language development. The authors have enthusiastically collaborated to inspire educators to make instructional decisions for ELs, and to guide teachers, administrators, and support staff who lead this effort. It is a must-read for all educators and a resourceful text for ESOL trainings.


More about The Big Book of ESOL Activities:

The Big Book of ESOL Activities: Preparation for Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors is a collection of ready-to-go activities for college classrooms and ESOL endorsement training. More than 60 critical concepts are introduced and reviewed through 200+ engaging activities. Through application, readers expand their knowledge and skills while developing tools to use in their schools and classrooms.

Concepts are presented alphabetically and coded for specific audiences: Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors. Many activities relate to the areas of the arts, STEM, and reading and are coded as such.

The authors have developed these activities after decades of instructing TESOL/ESOL endorsement courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Today’s readers are looking for ways to apply what they are learning, and these innovative and engaging activities are classroom-proven. The perforated pages make it easy to tear out pages to submit for grading and other purposes, such as portfolio compilation. Most importantly, students share that these activities provide them with real-world application for their schools and are an excellent resource when reviewing for teacher certification exams.

Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom

About the Co-Editors and Contributing Authors 

Literacy Strategy: Talking Drawing
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Miller, 3rd Grade, Florida
Resource Kit of Major Court Cases and Laws Related to English Learners
Acronyms in ESOL
Advocating for ELs
Florida Legislation

Chapter 1 ESOL Legislative Foundation: One State’s Response 
Gloria M. Artecona-Pelaez
Literacy Strategy: 60-Second Chat
EICM: ESOL Integration Curricular Model
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Literacy Strategy: Exclusion Brainstorming
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Gerrior, Kindergarten, Ohio
Personal Reflection: Analysis of Language and Culture
Literacy Strategy: Double Entry Journal

Chapter 2 Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Becoming a Culturally Proficient Educator
Samuel S. Perkins
Literacy Strategy: Probable Passage
Surface and Deep Elements of Culture
Characteristics of Culture
Culture and Learning Styles
Literacy Strategy: Think-Pair-Share
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Chapter 3 Students With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
Andrea DeCapua
Literacy Strategy: Teach the Text Backwards
Teacher Vignette: Mrs. Muñoz, Mrs. Mondicano, Mr. Ramesh, 9th Grade, Massachusetts
Decontextualized Tasks Based on Academic Ways of Thinking
The Dimensions of Collectivism and Individualism
Future Orientation
What Can Teachers Do?
The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm (MALP®)
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Teacher Vignette: Ms. Woodward, 5th Grade, New York
Literacy Strategy: Dear Teacher Letter

Chapter 4 The Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics: Communication Through Language
Elizabeth Platt
Literacy Strategy: Anticipation Guide
The Phonological System
English Consonants
Minimal Pairs: Listening and Speaking
English Vowels
Classification of Morphemes
Derivational Morphemes
Roots and Stems
Inflectional Morphemes
Developmental Errors
English Verb Morphology
Theoretical Issues With Syntax
Lexical and Functional Categories 
Universals in Word Ordering.
Order of Elements in Phrases
Prescriptive Grammar Rules
What It Means to Mean
Denotation and Connotation
Semantic Roles and Relations
Semantic Relations: Meaning Beyond Word Level
Dialects and Bilingualism
Child Language Socialization
Language Functions (Speech Acts) 
What’s In a Name?
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Chapter 5 Analyzing Theories of Second Language Learning
María Beatriz Mendoza, Elizabeth Platt, and Teresa Lucas
Literacy Strategy: Previewing
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Woodward (Continued)
Approaches to Language Development
SCT in the Language Classroom
Ms. Woodward’s Insights on SLA Theories
Learner Characteristics
Literacy Strategy: Story Mapping
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resource

Literacy Strategy: Teach the Text Backwards
Literacy Strategy: Wordsplash
Teacher Vignette: Mr. Schroeder, Ms. Li, and Ms. Wu, Middle Grades, Minnesota

Chapter 6 Bilingualism in the Classroom 
Oneyda Paneque and Teresa Lucas
Historical Perspective
Benefits of Bilingualism.
Concepts for Teachers
Principles of Skill Transfer
Teaching for Transfer
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resource

Chapter 7 Making the Connection to Literacy: ELs With Learning Disabilities 
Diane Rodriguez and Esmeralda Rodriguez
Literacy Strategy: KWL
Teacher Vignette: Teacher Reflection
Connecting With Instruction
Literacy and English Learners With Disabilities
Case Study: Griselda
Strategies to Improve Reading Skills of English Learners With Learning Disabilities
Assessment of English Learners With Learning Disabilities
Literacy Strategy: Character Frames
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Chapter 8 Taking Off the Wrapper: Identifying and Serving Gifted English Learners
Cindy Lovell
Literacy Strategy: First Lines
Teacher Vignette: Mrs. Allen, 4th Grade, Florida
‘Gifted English Learner’ Is Not an Oxymoron
Perceptions and Misconceptions About Gifted Students
Perceptions and Misconceptions About ELs
Underrepresentation of ELs in Gifted Programs
Identification Procedures
Teacher Training
Family Advocacy
Identifying Gifted ELs
Serving Gifted ELs in the Mainstream Classroom
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Literacy Strategy: KWL
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Whitecage, 3rd Grade, Ms. Jones, 7th Grade, and Mr. Blake, 7th–8th Grade, Colorado

Chapter 9 Using Proficiency Testing to Improve Instruction: WIDA ACCESS for ELLs
Florin M. Mihai
Proficiency Testing
Stages of Second Language Acquisition: A Foundation for the WIDA Standards
The WIDA Standards and Language Proficiency Levels
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Website Resources

Chapter 10 ELs and Content Area Assessment: Large-Scale and Classroom-Based Considerations
Florin M. Mihai
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Whitecage, Ms. Jones, and Mr. Blake (Continued)
WIDA Performance Definitions
Assessment Principles
Types of Assessment
Test Accommodations for ELs: Definition and Examples.
Effectiveness of EL Accommodations
ELs and Classroom-Based Assessments
Literacy Strategy: Sum It Up!
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions



The Big Book of ESOL Activities: Preparation for Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors

Academic Language 
Activity 1 Dynamic Introduction of Academic Language (E) 
Activity 2 Standardized Testing Terms (E/r) 
Activity 3 Writing Science Experiment Results (E/rs) 
Activity 4 The Problem with Word Problems (E/rs) 
Activity 1 Manipulatives (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Rubrics (E/ars)  
Activity 3 Translated Communications (EAC) 
Activity 4 Test Accommodations (EAC) 
Activity 1 50 State Comparison (EAC) 
Activity 2 Defining Acronyms/Initialisms (EAC)  
Activity 3 Short and Sweet (EAC) 
Activity 4 Your EL Definition/Acronym (EAC) 
Activity 1 Speak & Act (EAC/ars)  
Activity 2 “Slactivism” (EAC)  
Activity 3 Big Picture vs. Little Picture (EAC) 
Activity 4 Effecting Change: One Issue (EAC) 
Affective Filter
Activity 1 Highs and Lows (EAC) 
Activity 2 Feelings (EAC)  
Activity 3 Prior Knowledge (E/ars) 
Activity 4 Paying Compliments (E) 
Applied Linguistics
Activity 1 Overview (EAC) 
Activity 2 Classroom Application (E/ars) 
Authentic Language
Activity 1 Examples (EAC) 
Activity 2 School Setting Analysis (EAC) 
Activity 3 Content Area Analysis (E/ars) 
Activity 4 Materials Analysis (E) 
Benchmark Assessment
Activity 1 Roles (EAC) 
Activity 2 Classroom Analysis (E)  
Activity 3 Case Study (E)  
Activity 4 SOLOM/SWOLM (E)  
Bilingual Education
Activity 1 Exploring Models (EAC) 
Activity 2 Benefits of Bilingualism (EAC)  
Activity 3 Problem vs. Resource (EAC)  
Activity 4 Skill Transfer (E)  
Activity 1 Make a List (E/r) 
Activity 2 Organization (E/r)  
Activity 3 Textbook Analysis (E/r) 
Activity 4 Graphic Organizers (E/r)  
Activity 1 Rationales (EAC)  
Activity 2 Examination (EAC)  
Activity 3 Code-Switching vs. Translanguaging (EAC) 
Activity 1 3 Types of Cognates (EAC/r)  
Activity 2 Affixes as Cognates (E/r) 
Activity 3 Content Area Cognates (E/ars)  
Activity 4 Book Preview (E/ars)  
Activity 1 Picture This (E/r) 
Activity 2 7 Types of Collocations (E/r) 
Activity 3 Do|Make|Have|Take (E/r) 
Activity 4 Active Listening (E/r)  
Comprehensible Input
Activity 1 Sources of Input (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Visual Instructions (EAC) 
Activity 3 Fun and Games (EAC) 
Activity 4 Conversation (EAC) 
Content-Based ESL
Activity 1 Vocabulary Check (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Personal, Meaningful, & Relevant (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Captioning Images (E/ars) 
Activity 4 Read, Write, Listen, & Speak (E/ars) 
Content Objectives
Activity 1 Specific & Measurable (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Short & Sweet (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Mastery Options (E/ars) 
Activity 4 Content vs. Language (E/ars)  
Context Clues
Activity 1 Use the Clues (E/ars)  
Activity 2 4 Types of Clues (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Benefits of Deciphering (E/ars) 
Activity 4 Analysis (E/ars) 
Activity 1 Visualizing the Concept (EAC) 
Activity 2 Nuances at School (EAC) 
Court Cases
Activity 1 Landmark Cases (EAC) 
Activity 2 Review of Landmark Cases (EAC)  
Activity 3 Florida Consent Decree (EAC)  
Activity 4 Rate Yourself! (EAC)  
Cultural Diversity
Activity 1 Role Models (EAC) 
Activity 2 Your World (EAC)  
Activity 3 Multicultural Education (EAC)  
Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)  
Activity 1 Internal Audit (EAC) 
Activity 2 Musical Motivation (E/ar)  
Activity 3 5 Effective Strategies (E)  
Discourse 155 Activity 1 Discussion Cards (EAC) 
Activity 2 The Best Part (EAC/r) 
Activity 3 Classroom Conversations (E/r) 
Dual-Language Program
Activity 1 CCSS Challenges (EAC) 
Activity 2 Seal of Biliteracy (EAC) 
Activity 1 Test Your Knowledge (EAC) 
Activity 2 Whose Law Is It? (EAC)  
Activity 3 State Policies—Key Points (EAC) 
Activity 4 Home Language Surveys (EAC) 
Family Engagement 
Activity 1 Authenticity (EAC)
Activity 2 Leadership Roles (EAC)  
Activity 3 Stations (EAC) 
Activity 4 Apps (EAC) 
Activity 1 Applying Corrective Feedback (E/r) 
Activity 2 3 Aspects of Effective Feedback (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Positive Feedback (E/ars)  
Flexible Learning
Activity 1 School Assessment (EAC) 
Activity 2 Lesson Pacing (E/ars)  
Activity 3 Testing (E/ars) 
Formative Assessment 
Activity 1 Assist and Assess (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Photo Album Approach (E/ars)  
Activity 3 Dipsticks (E/ars) 
Activity 1 Observation & Reflection (EAC)
Activity 2 Options (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Where Are They? (EAC) 
Home Language
Activity 1 Home Language Survey (EAC)  
Activity 2 Most Valuable Resource (EAC)
Activity 3 Supporting First Languages (EAC) 
Activity 4 Modifying Visual Displays (EAC)  
Insensitive Language
Activity 1 “Illegals” (EAC) 
Activity 2 Media Analysis (EAC) 
Language Acquisition
Activity 1 Learn vs. Acquire (E/s)  
Activity 2 4 Theories (EAC)
Language Experience Approach (LEA)
Activity 1 Design an Activity (E/ars)  
Activity 2 Interview Transcription (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Classroom Design (E/ars) 
Language Functions
Activity 1 Academic and Social (E) 
Activity 2 Language Levels (EAC)  
Language Input
Activity 1 Examples (E/ars)  
Activity 2 5 Types of Input (EAC)  
Language Objectives
Activity 1 Access to Content (E/ars) 
Activity 2 4 Types of Language Objectives (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Practice (E/ars)  
Activity 4 Classroom Observation (E/ars) 
Learning Styles
Activity 1 Survey (E)  
Activity 2 Lesson Modification (E/ars)  
Activity 3 3 Approaches (E/ars) 
Learning Transfer
Activity 1 Real-Life Application (E)  
Activity 2 Strategies (E) 
Activity 3 Personal Reflection (E)  
Activity 1 Advantages & Disadvantages (E/ars)  
Activity 2 Unit Assessment (E/ars) 
Activity 1 Language Frames (E/ars)  
Activity 2 Visual Example (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Ways to Model (EAC)  
Activity 1 Morphemes (E/r)  
Activity 2 Prefixes & Suffixes (E/r) 
Activity 3 Derivational & Inflectional Morphemes (E/r) 
Activity 4 Meaningful Morphemes (E/r)  
Newcomer Programs 
Activity 1 Local & State (EAC)  
Activity 2 Who Are They? (EAC)  
Activity 3 Types of Newcomers (EAC) 
Activity 1 Using BICS to Increase Output (EAC) 
Activity 2 Output Hypothesis in Action (EAC) 
Activity 3 Lesson Modification (E/ars) 
Partner Language
Activity 1 Comparisons (EAC) 
Activity 2 Two-Way Immersion (EAC) 
Activity 1 Sounds of a Language (E) 
Activity 2 Articulators (E) 
Activity 3 Voiced and Voiceless (E)
Activity 4 3 Rules of Voicing “ed” (EAC) 
Activity 1 Speech Acts (EAC) 
Activity 2 Storytelling (E/r) 
Activity 3 Comics (E/r) 
Activity 4 What’s in a Name? (EAC) 
Professional Organizations
Activity 1 Mission Statements (EAC) 
Activity 2 Country Comparisons (EAC)  
Activity 3 Home State (EAC) 
Activity 4 Center for Applied Linguistics (EAC) 
Activity 1 Lesson Enhancement (E/ars)  
Activity 2 Scavenger Hunt (E/ars)  
Activity 3 Artifact Box Exchange (E/ars) 
Activity 1 Types of Refugees (EAC)  
Activity 2 Legislative Protection (EAC)  
Activity 3 At-Risk Children (EAC) 
Activity 1 5 Types (EAC)  
Activity 2 4 Factors (EAC) 
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Activity 1 Strategies (E)  
Activity 2 Avoiding Misidentification (E) 
Activity 3 3 Tiers (E) 
Activity 1 3 Sources of Learning (E)
Activity 2 SLIFE (E)
Activity 3 Graphic Organizers (E/ars)
Activity 1 Mottos (E/r) 
Activity 2 BINGO (E/r)
Activity 3 Sticky Notes (E/r) 
Activity 4 Literally? (EAC/r)  
Sheltered Instruction
Activity 1 SIOP Benefits (E) 
Activity 2 8 Components (E/ars)
Activity 3 Language Objectives (E/ars) 
Activity 1 List of Reading Skills (E/r) 
Activity 2 Ways to Help (EAC)
Activity 3 Culture (EAC)
SLA (Second Language Acquisition) Theories
Activity 1 Stephen Krashen (EAC) 
Activity 2 Interview (EAC)
Activity 3 (i + 1) & ZPD (EAC)  
Activity 4 CUP Model (EAC) 
Activity 1 American Dialects (EAC)  
Activity 2 Social Language (EAC)  
Activity 3 Nonverbal Communication (EAC) 
Summative Assessment
Activity 1 Benefits (E) 
Activity 2 Analysis (E) 
Activity 3 Standardized Assessments (E) 
Activity 1 Rules of Grammar (E/r) 
Activity 2 Phrasal Verbs (E/r) 
Activity 3 Word Order (E/r)  
Activity 4 Common Mistakes (EAC/r) 
Target Language
Activity 1 Flashcards (E/ars) 
Activity 2 Key Words (E/ars) 
Activity 3 Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (E/ars) 
TPR (Total Physical Response)
Activity 1 Create a Content Area Activity (EAC/ars)  
Activity 2 Benefits (E/ars)  
Activity 3 Vocabulary (E/ars)  
Activity 1 Tic-Tac-Toe Review (E)  
Activity 2 Think About It (E) 
Activity 3 Wordless Picture Book (E) 
Activity 1 Guiding Principles of Language Development (E)
Activity 2 Can Do Philosophy (EAC)
Activity 3 Multilingual Learners (MLs) (EAC)
Activity 4 Language Development Standards (E/ars)

Jane M Govoni

Jane Govoni received her MA in Spanish from Boston College and her PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of South Florida. Her background includes teaching Spanish and ESOL for Educator Preparation Programs. She held a tenured faculty position at Saint Leo University and is currently the program coordinator for ESOL/Foreign Language Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Govoni is active at the state and national level, including the TESOL Professional Standards Committee, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE), and the Literacy Council of Sarasota (LCS). In 2022, Dr. Govoni received the Margaret Burlington Tritle Undergraduate Teaching Award and the SRATE Distinguished Service Award. She is the co-editor of “Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom” (2021), co-author of “Linguistics for Classroom Application” (2020), and co-author of “The Big Book of ESOL Activities: Preparation for Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors” (2023).

Cindy Lovell

Cindy Lovell received her BA in Elementary Education and MA in Education from Stetson University. She earned her PhD in Education at The University of Iowa, specializing in ESOL and gifted education. She has held tenured faculty positions at Volusia County Schools, Stetson University, and Quincy University. Dr. Lovell served as Executive Director at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Missouri and the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut. She has authored numerous publications, presented at various conferences, and serves as a consultant for the Florida DOE writing test items for the FTCE. Since 2017, Dr. Lovell has served as Director of Education at Epic Flight Academy where she works with hundreds of international students. She is also an adjunct professor at University of South Florida, Quincy University, and University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2021 and 2023, she received the USF College of Education Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award. She has co-authored/co-edited three ESOL textbooks for Kendall Hunt. 

Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom 

Rarely do textbooks offer in-depth information in such an engaging manner as Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom. Drs. Govoni and Lovell have put together a comprehensive guide that manages to address major topics in depth while leaving space for reader reflection and application. Their activities brilliantly make research and theory accessible and actionable, and the book’s content is beautifully organized and laid out. Spanning areas from legislation to teaching methods and beyond, the book’s ten chapters present key knowledge that will prepare teachers of English learners to foster their students’ success. The book is very reader friendly, with a structure that allows for finding facts and resources easily and graphics that reflect the book’s message of comprehensible instruction for all students. What I appreciate most is how they have taken very serious and important subjects and have made learning about them thought-provoking, yet fun.
Dr. Joyce Nutta, PhD | Professor & Coordinator
University of Central Florida

The 4th edition of Preparing the Way is a practical guide to enhance the knowledge and skills of teacher candidates as well as classroom teachers. The read is straightforward and simple, yet factual and evidence based. The case scenarios of elementary through high school classrooms exemplify the strategies, assessments, and reflections of competent, caring teachers in mainstream classrooms with English learners (ELs). Multiple ways of meeting challenges faced by ELs and their teachers are presented and supported with research reports, lesson planning strategies, and applicable assessment tools. More than 50 hands-on, useful, and meaningful activities provide for engaging discussions and participation. An understanding of the readings is quickly evidenced through the NEW activities in this edition, each creatively presented to offer arts-integration strategies, research-based questions, and assessment assignments. The overall focus is on ways to guide and facilitate the acquisition of English and academic content in P-12 classrooms for ELs, SLIFE, and ELs with learning disabilities or gifted abilities. The authors present motivating, research-based chapter readings to entice further exploration of ways to be effective teachers and leaders in the school community. The references to WIDA are also commendable and important in meeting the laws and policies for ESOL in all U.S. classrooms. 
Lillien Tunceren, PhD, ESL Professor
St. Petersburg College, Florida

If you want to learn or sharpen your teaching skills in how to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), you must read this book. Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom is written by well-known authors and researchers. They have gathered updated research, theories, ESOL policies, and evidence-based instructional practices that will impact learning in a positive way regardless of the ELL’s proficiency level. I liked the teacher vignettes and case studies that are included in the book. These are authentic classroom scenarios that we encounter daily in the classrooms. The follow-up activities at the end of each section are outstanding. In addition, the book will prepare you to understand all facets involved in teaching an English Language Learner. You can read about teaching SLIFE, how to identify gifted ELs, students with learning disabilities, bilingualism, literacy, ESOL testing, applied linguistics, cultural diversity, and more. It is a great resource to use for teachers that are working on their ESOL certification. As a result of reading this amazing book, teachers and administrators will be empowered with strategies that will ensure academic and linguistic success for English Language Learners. 
Minnie Cardona, ESOL/World Languages Director
Seminole County Public Schools


The Big Book of ESOL Activities: Preparation for Educators, Administrators, and School Counselors

I cannot recommend this text enough! The ‘Big Book’ has become an invaluable resource in my ESOL Methods class. I teach the required courses for ESOL endorsement, and for years I have been looking for a book of engaging activities that would appeal to all of my students - educators across disciplines, school counselors, and administrators. This is the text! It is comprehensive, but the 200 varied activities are well-organized and beautifully presented. I especially appreciate the uniquely coded layout because not only is the information easily accessible to undergraduates, new teachers, and graduate students, but seasoned professionals can find what they need quickly and efficiently. As a bonus, every section offers an excellent overview of the concepts and terminology I cover in the courses I teach prior to the Methods course. Lovell and Govoni have given all of us who work with linguistically and culturally diverse students a precious gift. The text truly is a marvel.
Maria Alvarez PhD | ESOL Professor
Quincy University, Illinois

The growth in English learners (ELs) across the United States is a significant and persistent trend across public schools. One of the most important in-school factors to affect EL student learning is educator effectiveness. Effective teachers of ELs need to draw from a wide variety of knowledges, resources, and materials. Using their decades of experience and extensive work with teachers, Drs. Lovell and Govoni have created a treasure trove of resources for educators at all levels who work with EL students and who provide academic, social, and emotional support for students and families. Readers will enjoy the ease of using the materials, the quick reference to concepts and key topics, and immediate application to school classrooms and environments. These materials go a long way in assisting educators with EL students and learning. 
Maria Coady PhD | Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity 
College of Education | North Carolina State University 

The Big Book of ESOL Activities is a rich resource for educators working with English learners in K-12 settings. Based on their long-standing experiences as English as a second language teachers and teacher educators, Cindy Lovell and Jane Govoni provide an A-Z of tried-and-true classroom activities for multilingual learners. Each activity is clearly explained and illustrated with concrete examples. A terrific resource for classroom teachers and teacher educators!

Ester J. de Jong, EdD | Professor, Culturally & Linguistic Diverse Education (CLDE) Program
School of Education and Human Development | University of Colorado-Denver 

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