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Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners

by Sally Morrison, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

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The placement of English language learners in mainstream classes has become more and more common in recent years. Many of these students have not developed the necessary English language proficiency to keep up with their classmates. "Even though language minority students may take up to seven years to develop the level of language proficiency necessary to compete on an equal footing with native speakers of the school language, they are likely to be in mainstream classes long before then" (Harklau, 1994). What can mainstream teachers do to help English language learners in their classes excel?

   

Books

 

Adger, C. T., Snow, C. E., & Christian, D. (Eds.). (2002). What teachers need to know about language. McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics.

Cary, S. (2000). Working with second language learners: Answers to teachers’ top ten questions. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Claire, E., & Haynes, J. (1994). The classroom teacher's ESL survival kit #1. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education ESL.

Claire, E., & Haynes, J. (1995). The classroom teacher's ESL survival kit #2. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education ESL.

Franklin, E. (Ed.). (1999). Reading and writing in more than one language: Lessons for teachers. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Freeman, D. E., & Freeman, Y. S. (2000). Teaching reading in multilingual classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Gibbons, P. (2002). Scaffolding language, scaffolding learning: Teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Helmer, S., & Eddy, C. (2001). Look at me when I talk to you: ESL learners in non-ESL classrooms. Toronto, Canada: Pippin.

Irujo, S. (Ed.). (2000). Integrating the ESL standards into classroom practice. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Jameson, J. (2002). Professional development for bilingual and ESL paraprofessionals: The aspire curriculum. McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics..

Grognet, A., Jameson, J., Franco, L., & Derrick-Mescua, M. (2000). Enhancing English language learning in elementary classrooms. McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics.

Jameson, J. (1998). Enriching content classes for secondary ESOL students. McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics.

Peregoy, S., & Boyle. O. (2001). Reading, writing, and learning in ESL. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Reed, B., & Railsback, J. (2003). Strategies and resources for mainstream teachers of English language learners. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Spangenberg-Urbschat, K., & Pritchard, R. (Eds.). (1994). Kids come in all languages. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
 

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