• Provides numerous practical ways teachers can promote higher-order thinking skills that result in higher student achievement and connect to state standards
• Explores numerous ways both nontech-savvy and tech-savvy teachers can incorporate technology with ELLs
• Offers many ideas on how to utilize unique lessons with whatever textbook is being used in class
• Cites extensive research to support evidence-based lessons
• Provides over 50 original lessons for English Language Learners
• Presents a five-step process teachers can use to increase student achievement
• Offers many real-life examples, both in the author's voice and in the voices of students
• Includes graphic organizers and diagrams, K-W-L charts, examples of student work, and reproducible handouts
• Lists two appendices: one on educational technology and the other on the use of learning games
"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."
"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
"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
Great teaching is about facilitating intrinsic motivation and self-directed learning. It's about giving students the opportunity to learn by doing and encouraging them to take risks and learn from their mistakes. These same methods and skills apply equally to the huge number of English Language Learners now in American classrooms.
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