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English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work 1st Edition

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"If you agree that ELL and other students considered 'high-need' are often treated as individuals with deficits to be addressed rather than potential to be developed, you'll find important messages … in Larry's latest book." - Teacher Leaders Network

"What stands out about Larry Ferlazzo's new book…from others that describe strategies to engage high school ELLs are his suggestions for how to encourage such students to be leaders." - Education Week

"If you're stuck on how to become a better ELL teacher beyond the instruction, this book is for you." - Teacher Leaders Network

"…an invaluable and instructive introduction for classroom teachers and their aides. . . . offers practical ideas and detailed lessons that take useful advantage of technology and games as teaching tools, create and adapt lessons to individual student needs, and so much more. Informed and informative, English Language Learners is enhanced with references to extensive research students and the linking of each individual lesson with state standards in English language development, making it a core addition to ESL and ELL instruction guide reference collections." - Midwest Book Review

"This useful title contains a lot of good information for teachers and English language learners. . . . It is packed with practical, pertinent ideas and activities. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

About the Author

Larry Ferlazzo teaches English Language Learners at Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento, CA.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Linworth; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586835246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586835248
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,140,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As expected, this inspiring book for English teachers by ESL maven and award-winning education blogger Larry Ferlazzo provides practical tips for helping students become more self-directed. English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work that Work shows many ways to deepen the relationship between teacher and often alienated students by encouraging them to take risks and learn from good mistakes. While principally focused on the K-12 English language learners, I have easily adapted many of the ideas and techniques to more academic ESL students in university and IEP classes. It's an outstanding book that deserves a far larger audience - beyond American English teachers. If you are looking for a savvy way to become more learner-focused and help turn sometimes passive students into autotelic learners, buy this under-appreciated book.
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As an English teacher, I'm an avid follower of Larry Ferlazzo, but his blog is way more up to date. Many links mentioned in the book were dead ones - I think he needs a better format....
However, having said that, it's nice to have a physical copy where Larry gets to say more - and he's worth reading. He's brought out another book since this one, so those links' problems may be sorted out.
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Larry Ferlazzo proposes that the best way to empower English language learners as they master English is to abandon the "deficit model" common in many schools and develop their self-efficacy and leadership skills. Definitely a must-have if you work regularly with ELLs or any group of students who tend to be treated as individuals with "deficits."
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We now live in a time where it is a common occurrence for K-12 public school systems to have a certain percentage of their student bodies comprised of children having to learn the English language. That's why "English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work" by Larry Ferlazzo (who draws upon his many years of experience and expertise teaching English language learners at the Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California) is such an invaluable and instructive introduction for classroom teachers and their aides. Founded upon the educational processes and techniques of 'building relationships, developing student leadership, accessing prior knowledge through student stories, learning by doing, and reflection', "English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work" offers practical ideas and detailed lessons that take useful advantage of technology and games as teaching tools, create and adapt lessons to individual student needs, and so much more. Informed and informative, "English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work" is enhanced with references to extensive research studies and the linking of each individual lesson with state standards in English language development, making it a core addition to ESL and ELL instruction guide reference collections.
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