Growing the Vocabulary of English Language Learners

A Starter Kit for Classroom Teachers
by Melissa Parenti, Danielle DiMarco & E. Francine Guestello
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: June 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781475818345

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An ongoing challenge facing educators is the rising need to best accommodate English language learners in today’s classrooms. As the ELL population continues to significantly increase, there is also a demand for quality teacher preparation aligned with this work, as well. This growth requires a concrete understanding of the research surrounding the acquisition of English as a second language, but even more so, the instructional tools necessary for improving the academic development of ELLs. This book is written by former teachers for current teachers. The authors combined have over 60 years in the field working as teachers, specialists, consultants, and university professors. They share a dedication for improving learning for all students, as well as a vision for providing ongoing opportunities for learning for their teacher peers. With this in mind, the structure and style of the writing is geared toward readers who are tirelessly working professionals trying to quickly and adequately gather effective strategies to meet the needs of English language learners. The authors are each trained reading specialists and have constructed the text to allow for this simplified navigation and acquisition of content for the teacher-on-the-go.