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

Author(s): Jane M Govoni

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2018

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Data show English learners (ELs) enrolled in Pre-K - 12 public schools are the fastest growing population; yet, research shows that ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) training is not required for all educators and school personnel across the nation.

In this new third edition of Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom, the editor facilitates the development of a reader-friendly ESOL guide for teachers, administrators, and school personnel through access to links and documents at www.esolinhighered.org.

Twelve authors, with vast years of experience in TESOL, examine the struggles and challenges educators and ELs face in the mainstream classroom. Specific examples include: a teacher’s appreciation and understanding of the legal foundations of ESOL; encouragement and value of one’s own cultural awareness; a deeper knowledge of the aspects of the English language and its subsystems; an investigation of SLA theories and their application to the classroom; an examination of WIDA resources and links; ways to identify and meet the needs of SLIFE; an analysis of ELs with special needs; a reflection on gifted ELs; a discovery about the role of bilingualism; and assessment measures for ELs.

This state-of-the-art edition makes connections at the beginning of every chapter to literacy and lesson planning with new teacher vignettes spanning several states. Additionally, educators will appreciate the hands-on practical activities, which provide for a strong knowledge base to plan appropriate lessons and interpret assessment data. This edition now includes an online multiple choice test bank (one semester license) for every chapter. It is a valuable resource for ALL educators pursuing ways to meet the needs of ELs in U.S. mainstream classrooms.

The new third edition includes:

  • a teacher vignette for every chapter available in print and an audio recording
  • a test bank of multiple-choice questions
  • updated research on culture, literacy, and assessment
  • new activities and chapter questions
  • a global perspective on ways to teach and assess English learners
  • materials and readings that align to national and state ESOL standards and foster a practical approach to teaching ESOL in higher education.

SECTION ONE  POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND PROFESSIONALISM: ESOL FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION
Introduction by Jane Govoni
Literacy Strategy: Talking Drawings
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Miller, 3rd Grade, Florida
Major Court Cases Related to English Learners
Acronyms in ESOL
Advocating for ELs
Florida Legislation 

Chapter 1 Implications of the Florida Consent Decree by Gloria M. Artecona-Pelaez
Literacy Strategy: 60-Second Chat
The EICM Model
Conclusion
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Bibliography
Links

SECTION TWO  CULTURAL PROFICIENCY: EMBRACING DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Introduction by Jane Govoni
Literacy Strategy: Exclusion Brainstorming
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Gerrior, Kindergarten, Ohio
Personal Reflection: Analysis of Language and Culture
Conclusion

Chapter 2  Transforming Challenges into Opportunities:  Becoming a Culturally Proficient Educator by 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
Bibliography
Links

Chapter 3 Students With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) by Andrea DeCapua
Literacy Strategy: Teach the Text Backward
Teacher Vignette: Mrs. Muñoz, Mrs. Mondicano, Mr. Ramesh,   9th Grade, Massachusetts 
Literacy
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
Bibliography
Links 

SECTION THREE APPLIED LINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Introduction by Jane Govoni
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Woodward, 5th Grade, New York
Literacy Strategy: Dear Teacher Letter 

Chapter 4   The Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics:  Communication Through Language by Elizabeth Platt
Literacy Strategy: Anticipation Guide
Phonology
The Nature of Phonological Systems
Systematicity of English Consonants
Minimal Pairs: Listening and Speaking
The Systematicity of English Vowels
Suprasegmentals
Phonology and Second Language (L2) Learning
Morphology
Classification of Morphemes
Derivational Morphemes
Roots and Stems
Inflectional Morphemes
Developmental Phenomena in L2 Learning
Problems in English Verb Morphology
Syntax
Theoretical Issues with Syntax
Lexical and Functional Categories
Universals in Word Ordering
Case-Marking
Order of Elements in Phrases
Prescriptive Grammar Rules
Semantics
What It Means to Mean: Do Words Contain Meaning?
Denotation and Connotation
Semantic Roles and Relations
Concepts
Metaphors
Semantic Relations: Meaning Beyond Word Level
Ambiguity
Pragmatics
Dialects and Bilingualism
Child Language Socialization
Language Functions (Speech Acts)
What’s In a Name?
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Bibliography
Links

Chapter 5 Analyzing Theories of Second Language Learning by 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
Bibliography
Links

SECTION FOUR  ESOL METHODS, CURRICULUM, AND MATERIALS  DEVELOPMENT: PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION 
Introduction by Jane Govoni
Literacy Strategy: Teach the Text Backward
Literacy Strategy: Wordsplash
Teacher Vignette: Mr. Schroeder, Ms. Li, and Ms. Wu, Middle Grades, Minnesota

Chapter 6 Bilingualism in the Classroom by 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
Bibliography
Links

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

Chapter 8 Taking Off the Wrapper: Identifying and Serving   Gifted English Learners by 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
Under-Representation of ELs in Gifted Programs
Identification Procedure
Teacher Training
Family Advocacy
Identifying Gifted ELs
Serving Gifted ELs in the Mainstream Classroom
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Bibliography
Links

SECTION FIVE ESOL TESTING AND EVALUATION
Introduction by Jane Govoni
Literacy Strategy: KWL
Teacher Vignette: Ms. Whitecage, 3rd Grade, Ms. Jones, 7th Grade, and Mr. Blake, 7–8th Grade, Colorado

Chapter 9  Using Proficiency Testing to Improve Instruction:  WIDA Access 2 .0 for ELLs by Florin Mihai
Proficiency Testing
Stages of Second Language Acquisition: A Foundation for the WIDA Standards
The WIDA Standards and Language Proficiency Levels
Conclusion
Extended Thinking and Synthesis Questions
Bibliography
Links

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

Index

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