This edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the area of sucessful language learning strategies and reviews the literature and research on this subject to date. The book provides a reference base, addresses theoretical issues and considers pedagogical implications. It identifies gaps in our current understanding and suggests useful research initiatives and it considers how all of this relates to successful language learning by unique individuals in a variety of situations. The book is divided into 2 sections: the first deals with learner variables and has chapters on such topics as age, culture, motivation, personality and aptitude.
CD-ROM contains "45 short texts for teaching, CCSS tutorials, student handouts, and teacher resources!"--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-271).
Uzupełnieniem kompletu jest płyta CD o tej samej sygnaturze.
Give students the tools they need to tackle complex texts with these research-based, classroom-tested lessons from master teacher Laura Robb. The three-part system-teacher modeling, guided practice, independent practice-scaffolds students as they learn how to preview a text to build background knowledge; use a concept map to expand vocabulary; identify key details and make logical inferences; determine main ideas and themes; analyze characters, events, and ideas; interpret language; analyze text structure, and more! Includes 46 short texts for modeling and practice, along with text-specific discussion questions, multiple-choice assessments, writing tasks, student response sheets, assessment tools, and if-then scaffolding charts to help teachers support struggling and reluctant learners. The rigorous instruction leads to solid text-based comprehension of literary and informational text. A must have for meeting the CCSS! 272 pages + CD.
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7–11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies – taken from real-life classrooms – of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index.
For the many categories of EFL teachers throughout the world, this book aims to examine the main principles which concern them. By drawing upon their experience the authors have indicated a modern and practical approach.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-365) and indexes.
The sixth edition of Principles of Language Learning and Teaching offers new ways of viewing and teaching second language acquisition (SLA) based on the latest research. Providing a comprehensive overview of the theoretical viewpoints that have shaped language teaching today, the text explains the pedagogical relevance of SLA research in reader-friendly prose. The new edition of this classic text, used by teacher-education programs worldwide, reflects the most recent themes in SLA research, updated references, and a summation of current issues and perspectives.
In this highly anticipated follow-up to "Texts and Lesons for Teaching Literature", Harvey 'Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke share their powerful strategies for engaging students in challenging, meaningful reading of fiction and poetry using some of their favorite short, fresh texts-or, as they put it, "full-strenght adult literature that gives us English majors a run for our interpretive money-but is still intriguing enough to keep teen readers digging and thinking." Use the 37 innovative, step-by-step, Common Core-correlated lessons with the reproducible texts provided, with selections from your literature textbook, or with your own best-loved texts to teach close reading skills and deep comprehension strategies. Give students opportunities to read and synthesize across texts with the 8 thematic text set lessons provided, or use the model unit outlines for teaching the lessons with 'The Giver', 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and 'The Great Gatsby' as springboards for planning your own novel studies.
However exciting new technologies and educational tools may seem, they can become solely for entertainment unless their design, use, and evaluation are guided by principles of education and language development. Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) provides an excellent approach for teachers who want to realize the potential of technology to engage learners and improve language learning inside and outside the classroom. This practical guide shows teachers how to successfully incorporate technology into TBLT in the classroom and to develop technology-mediated materials. Whether the goal is to conduct a needs analysis, to develop classroom or homework materials, or to implement a new approach of student assessment, A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-Based Language Teaching will be a welcome resource for language teachers at all levels. Designed for use in the classroom as well as for independent study, the book includes reflective questions, activities, and further reading at the end of each chapter. Examples of units in Chinese, Spanish, ESL, and the hospitality industry are provided. Georgetown Digital Shorts—longer than an article, shorter than a book—deliver timely works of peer-reviewed scholarship for a fast-paced world. They present new ideas and original content that are easily digestable for students, scholars, and general readers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index.
This book addresses fundamental questions regarding the relationships between successful language learning and strategy use and development according to learner, situational or target variables. It considers strategy effectiveness from an individual point of view and discusses pedagogical issues, especially relating to teacher perceptions and training, classroom and learner factors, methodology and content.
Imagine a professional learning community where you could sit in as... Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller swap best practices, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels compare instruction across the grades, Anne Goudvis and Tanny McGregor share ways to infuse comprehension into every subject area, Cris Tovani and Nancy Commins apply the strategies to help struggling readers, English learners, and special-needs students. With this book you can. It's an energetic, personal conversation on what great comprehension instructions looks like, what an amazing range of applications it has for all students, and what we can do better. And like any exciting conversation, the authors point out their favorite parts of one another's chapters-highlighting discussion topics for teacher study groups along the way.
Communication is primary to human existence and while people acquire their mother tongue naturally, the acquisition of a second language presents a significantly greater challenge, one that cannot be successfully completed without applying appropriate approaches, methods, strategies and techniques. After centuries of development in ELT, we now find ourselves in a post-method period and in the plenitude of approaches available to us, it is greatly important to choose those that suit the learner best. This book presents an overview of various methods and approaches, paying special attention to communicative language teaching and communicative competence. However, the main body of the book analyses pair work in ELT from various perspectives, suggesting its pros and cons and relating it to the principles of CLT. The theoretical part of the book sets foundations to the second part, which details a field research carried out in a selected primary school. The book should be particularly useful to students of pedagogy and didactics, as well as teachers of primary and seconary schools, who seek practical advice on how to enhance their professional performance.
Offers a major contribution to understanding and evidence on collaborative group work that challenges traditional approaches to teaching and pedagogy Develops a new and ambitious social pedagogic approach to classroom learning and group work Makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of seeking more active forms of learning using more diverse forms of pedagogy.
The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom. Of all the subjects we teach reading is first among equals. Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, enhanced with more than 40 video clips, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This 'Core of the Core' comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to: read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts.
The Roles of Language in CLIL provides a theoretically-based approach to the integration of language and content in primary and secondary contexts addressed to a range of stakeholders in Content and Language Integrated Learning. Adopting the framework of systemic functional linguistics, this book raises practitioners' awareness of how language functions in CLIL. Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students' language works and may be expected to develop.
An extremely lucid book that mixes discursive prose with exercises, questions and prompts for reflection. Each theoretical point is supported by a fully explained example. The book focuses on the different strategies that people use to learn languages and shows teacher how to (a) train pupils in those strategies and (b) adapt their teaching to derive the greatest benefit from each strategy.
Language learning strategies are the specific steps students take to improve their progress in learning a second or foreign language. Optimizing learning strategies improves language performance. This ground-breaking book presents new information about cultural influences on the use of language learning strategies. It also shows innovative ways to assess students' strategy use and remarkable techniques for helping students improve their choice of strategies, with the goal of peak language learning.
Over the past thirty years, the field of language learning strategies has generated a massive amount of interest and research in applied linguistics. Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies redraws the landscape of language learning strategies at just the right time. In this book Rebecca Oxford charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. Offering practical, innovative suggestions for assessing, teaching, and researching language learning strategies, she provides examples of strategies and tactics from all levels, from beginners to distinguished-level learners, as well as a new taxonomy of strategies for language learning.
Do you teach English as a foreign or second language? Are your students at an intermediate or advanced level? If so, this book will save you a lot of lesson prep time. With 50 role plays that span a wide variety of topics, you’ll almost always be able to find a role play that will fit your lesson topic. Inside are role plays that cover everything from government regulation to messy roommates. With commonly taught topics like technology, music, job interviews, and movies. As well as more varied topics like color, adoption, and super heroes. The role plays are simple and easy to understand, while still being fun and thought provoking. They are easy to set up, requiring just some copying and cutting. Some role plays require no prep at all besides reading the instructions.
Editorial Reviews - Energizers! From the Publisher Children need to move at regular intervals throughout their school day. To meet that need, these lively energizers offer two or three playful minutes of moving, breathing deeply, laughing, and singing or chanting together. Easy to do anywhere and anytime, energizers give children movement breaks without disrupting scheduled lessons.
Authors offer a holistic approach to postsecondary language teaching that integrates the study of literature and culture into every level of the curriculum. By studying multiple genres ranging from popular to elite, students gain an understanding of multiple communicative frameworks - and develop multiple literacies. Authors propose the use of a sequence of template - generated exercises that leads students from basic grammar paterns to a sophisticated grasp of the interrelations among language use, meaning and cultural context.
Promoting Effective Group Work in the Primary Classroom, 2nd ed. is designed to enhance teachers’ and teaching assistants’ confidence in engaging their children in effective group work, allowing for more active participation, more on-task focus and higher levels of achievement. This accessible second edition is packed full of valuable strategies for teachers and fun activities for children, offering guidance on how to create an inclusive and supportive classroom by developing the social, communicative and group working skills of all pupils. It has been thoroughly updated and includes new material on whole school approaches to group work, the risks and challenges involved, and how to involve Teaching Assistants and other support staff in undertaking inclusive and effective group work in classrooms. A tried-and-tested, step-by-step approach encourages both children and their teachers to develop supportive relationships that have been found to facilitate academic performance, positive social behaviour and motivation. Since the first edition the authors have found that this handbook can be used successfully in many different countries around the world. With ideas to help resolve problems that might arise and suggested training activities to support pupils, this text is a one-stop resource to ensure effective group work in the classroom. It is an essential guide for both trainee and practising teachers, as well as TAs and support staff, and a valuable basis for school action.