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The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

With a Foreword by Jim Cummins
TESOL International Association Writing Team
As the number of English learners around the world soars, so does the need for quality English language instruction. TESOL International Association has furthered its ELT leadership role by defining a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles will help you make informed decisions to improve English language instruction and assessment. These foundational principles are for all educators and are applicable across different educational settings. This book features a detailed explanation of The 6 Principles, practical applications for your classroom, ideas for building a strong community of practice, and more!

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Engaging Research: Transforming Practices for the Elementary Classroom
Judy Sharkey, Editor
What happens when practitioners and researchers work together in an elementary classroom setting? Discover the power of using engaging and informative lesson plans developed in elementary classrooms across the U.S. and backed by current research. Hear from both sides of the profession and understand how they come together for the benefit of the student....Details

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TESOL Voices: Young Learner Education
Fiona Copland and Sue Garton, Editors
The young learner classroom expands far beyond the classroom walls. Uncover the various levels of influence on a young learner's classroom life from teachers, to parents, to the community. Step into the shoes of an English language learner (ELL) during standardized testing, in bilingual programs, and in the everyday classroom....Details

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TESOL Voices: Secondary Education
Maria Dantas-Whitney and Sarah Rilling, Editors
Explore ways to promote cross-content learning, collaboration, critical thinking, and multicultural skills with this inside look at secondary education classrooms. Authors share the stories of students and teachers as they overcome challenges, discover appropriate practices, and enhance the student/teacher relationship to create the best learning environment for all....Details

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Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for English Language Learners
Luciana C. deOliveira, Editor
This volume in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Learners series was designed to deepen teacher's knowledge and provides instructional approaches and practices for supporting grades 6-12 ELLs as they meet the ambitious expectations of the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects....Details

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Wordless Books: So Much to Say!
Gilda Martinez-Alba and Judith Cruzado-Guerrero, Editors
Enable your students to be successful, regardless of their literacy levels. Wordless books help to develop oral language, listening, vocabulary, and so much more!

Lesson ideas in this ground breaking book are aligned with the CCSS for English Language Arts and with the TESOL Pre-K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards. Sample rubrics are included in the book and online as editable documents. ...Details

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Common Core State Standards in Math, High School
Anita Bright, Holly Hansen-Thomas, Luciana de Oliveira
Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

This volume explores some of the ways high school mathematics content can be made accessible to ELLs by building from their strengths and scaffolding their opportunities to learn more. ...Details

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Helping English Learners to Write, Meeting CCSS Grades 6-12
Carol Booth Olson, Robin C. Scarcella, and Tina Matuchniak
Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help secondary teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop EL students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards.
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Common Core State Standards in Language Arts, Grades 6-12
Luciana C DeOliveira, Marshall Klassen, and Michael Maune
This book enables teachers to support Grades 6-12 ELLs as they meet ambitious Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. It provides concrete ideas for engaging language learners in a range of intellectually rich tasks designed to sharpen their content knowledge and academic English....Details

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Language Teaching Insights from Other Fields: Psychology, Business, Brain Science, and More
Christopher Stillwell


Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Psychology, Business, Brain Science and More is, at heart, a book about exploration and about seeking inspiration from beyond routine contexts. The chapters, written by language teachers with extensive experience in other fields, yield surprises that translate to new ways of thinking about teaching and the classroom. ...Details

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Teaching English to Young Learners
Helen Emery and Sarah Rich


Teaching English to Young Learners provides specific tasks, strategies, and activities to show you how to establish the kind of reflective teaching that helps your students develop fluency and accuracy in the English language. ...Details

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Cat Got Your Tongue? Teaching Idioms to English Learners
Paul Mcpherron and Patrick T. Randolph


Why do questions about idioms often leave us "tongue-tied" in our classrooms? This book takes a look at learning and teaching idioms from two perspectives....Details

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The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for English Language Learners (Grades K-8)
Marta Civil and Erin Turner


The CCSS have been adopted by most states in the country and we as mathematics educators must attend to this widespread adoption and implementation. ...Details

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Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts for Grades K-5
Pamela Spycher


This is an exciting time to be a teacher. The Common Core State Standards have invigorated the teaching profession....Details

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Assessing English Learners in U.S. Schools
Timothy L Farnsworth and Margaret E Malone


Why assess? And what will I do with the results? This book examines classroom assessment (not standardized assessment) through the lenses of three ESL teachers....Details

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Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Sports, Arts, Design, and More
Christopher Stillwell
A book full of practical tips on the surprising ways that insights from such fields as martial arts, bartending, ski instruction, and restaurant reviewing can enhance teaching practices....Details

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Reflective Teaching
Thomas S. C. Farrell


Thomas Farrell's Reflective Teaching outlines four principles that take teachers from just doing reflection to making it a way of being. ...Details

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Authenticity in Language Classroom and Beyond: Children and Adolescent Learners
Maria Dantas-Whitney and Sarah Rilling
This volume presents instructional practices that connect language learning experiences to the everyday lives of young learners, establishing what counts as authentic language in diverse settings....Details

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Using Textbooks Effectively
Lilia Savova
This volume answers the question, "How can teachers teach the students, not the book?", providing strategies for adapting textbooks for different purposes and providing examples of effective classroom applications....Details

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Paper to Practice: Using the TESOL ELP Standards in PreK-12
Margo Gottlieb, Anne Katz, and Gisela Ernst-Slavit


Paper to Practice offers a wealth of information and ideas for educators seeking to infuse the TESOL English language proficiency standards into curriculum, instruction, and assessment. ...Details

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PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards
[an augmentation of the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards]


These standards provide an invaluable resource for all English language educators and a model for states and districts. They represent a starting point for developing effective and equitable education for ESOL students....Details

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Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Setting
JoAnn Crandall and Dorit Kaufman, Editors
This volume provides ESL and EFL teachers with creative ways to integrate English language learning with the content that students study at primary and secondary schools....Details

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Pronunciation Boot Camp: Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation
Presented by Marla Yoshida
A 90-minute walk-through Pronunciation 101...Details

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Tools for Addressing the Language Demands of Academic Interaction and Collaboration
Presented by Kate Kinsella
This presentation outlines classroom collaboration and provides practical guidance to help all students become agile, confident communicators....Details

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Practical Tips for Integrating Pronunciation into your Lessons
Presented by Tamara Jones, Marnie Reed, John Lewis, and Minah Woo
Ever wanted to teach a full-on class about pronunciation? Here's how to get started!...Details

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