Activities for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum presents teachers with ready-to-use, standards-based activities for teaching reading, writing, math, science and social studies to English language learners (ELLs). The activities are specially designed to help improve the language skills of English language learners / non-native speakers while also helping them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to master critical content and/or meet Common Core State Standards.
Author Stephen White draws on more than three decades of experience as a classroom teacher and state and national consultant to offer tried-and-true activities within a framework of differentiated instruction. The book features a wide variety of research-based teaching strategies that support opportunities for building academic vocabulary, teaching comprehension, developing oral language and improving social skills while letting ELL students learn at their own pace. Additional information is offered about activating prior knowledge, cooperative learning and providing fair tests and assessments.
Each lesson plan is linked to the appropriate core content standard, and offers:
This content-rich book also includes a Teacher Resource CD-ROM with graphic organizers and reproducible activity sheets designed to challenge and entertain students. These activities provide opportunity for whole group instruction, small group instruction, partner projects and independent learning.