50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, 6th edition

  • Adrienne L. Herrell, 
  • Michael L. Jordan

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50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners offers an assortment of practical strategies aligned to TESOL standards, which have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. For each strategy, the text provides a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions on how to plan and use the strategy and classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. The authors have included additional strategies in language and literacy development, technology, and assessment to support both pre- and in-service teachers.

The 6th Edition includes a new chapter on the choice and use of technology strategies based on students' unique needs, additional adaptation charts, and expanded teacher self-evaluation rubrics.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136616252

Subject: Multilingual/English Learners

Category: Teaching English Learners


1. Predictable Routines and Signals: Reducing Anxiety
2. Total Physical Response and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPR and TPRS): Integrating Movement into Language Acquisition
3. Modeled Talk: Demonstrating as You Talk 
4. Visual Scaffolding: Providing Language Support through Visual Images
5. Realia Strategies: Connecting Language Acquisition to the Real World 
6. Vocabulary Role-Play: Building Vocabulary through Dramatization 
7. Collecting and Processing Words: Making Vocabulary Your Own 
8. Manipulatives Strategies: Using Objects to Connect Concepts 
9. Choosing Technology Based on Student Needs: Advancing Progress in English Language and Content Learning
10. Moving into Reading: Using Multiple Strategies to Foster Comprehension 
11. Close Reading: Engaging with Text to Improve Reading Comprehension 
12. Repeated Reading: Using Script Writing and Reader's Theater 
13. Scaffolding English Writing: Matching Instruction to Language Development 
14. Reporting Back: Verbal Practice in Curriculum Connections 
15. Leveled Questions: Adjusting Questioning Strategies to the Language Levels of Students 
16. Bilingual Books and Labels: Supporting Biliteracy Awareness 
17. Sorting Activities: Organizing Information into Categories 
18. Cloze: Using Context to Create Meaning 
19. Verb Action: Teaching Irregular Verbs through Experience 
20. Syntax Surgery: Visually Manipulating English Grammar 
21. Checking for Understanding: Using Questioning Strategies to Differentiate Instruction 
22. Learning Centers: Extending Learning through Hands-On Practice 
23. Communication Games: Creating Opportunities for Verbal Interaction 
24. Cognate Strategies: Using the Home Language to Support English Acquisition 
25. RTI for English Language Learners: Documenting and Monitoring Student Progress and the Effectiveness of Intervention 
26. Preview/Review: Building Vocabulary and Concepts to Support Understanding 
27. Story Reenactment: Making Stories Come to Life! 
28. Repetition and Innovation: Exploring a Book to Deepen Comprehension 
29. Language Focus Lessons: Supporting English Vocabulary and Structure Acquisition 
30. Graphic Organizers: Visually Representing Ideas, Text, and Connections 
31. Advance Organizers: Getting the Mind in Gear for Instruction 
32. Guided Reading: Providing Individual Support within a Group Setting 
33. Cohesion Links: Understanding the Glue That Holds Paragraphs Together 
34. Language Framework Planning: Supporting Academic Language and Content Acquisition 
35. Free Voluntary Reading: Nothing Helps Reading Like Reading 
36. Culture Studies: Learning Research Skills and Valuing Home Cultures in One Project 
37. Microselection: Finding Key Words and Main Ideas 
38. Read, Pair, Share: Working with a Partner to Negotiate Meaning 
39. Attribute Charting: Organizing Information to Support Understanding 
40. Integrated Curriculum Projects: Using Authentic Projects to Integrate Content Knowledge 
41. KWL and Data Charts: Researching and Organizing Information 
42. Collaborative Reading: What to Do When They Can't Read the Textbook 
43. Cooperative Learning: Group Interactions to Accomplish Goals 
44. Learning Strategy Instruction: Acquiring Self-Help Skills 
45. Multiple Intelligences Strategies: Teaching and Testing to Student-Preferred Learning Modes 
46. Multimedia Presentations: Oral Reports for the New Millennium 
47. Small Groups and Partners: Interactions to Enhance Instruction 
48. GIST: Exploring Tough Text 
49. Tutorials: Closing the Achievement Gap 
50. Combining and Scheduling Strategies: Supporting Learning through Differentiation

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