An illustrated reader that explains what it's really like to be at elementary school, high school, or college in the USA today. It is part of a series designed for elementary to lower intermediate students, which tries to give a feeling for the USA, its people and culture.
"Cultural competence: a primer for educators" shows you the basics of multicultural education strategies in a short, easy-to-use education textbook. The author also offers insights into the psycho-social dimensions of teaching culturally diverse populations. Thorough yet concise, this is the guide you'll need to ensure that you emphasize the importance of diversity in your classroom.
As entertaining as they are informative, these stimulating cultural readers introduce students to typically American people, places, and things. The intriguing facts presented in the units not only give students information about the USA, but also inspire crosscultural exchange.
The book is an introductory survey of the historical and social background of American holidays. It is an upper-intermediate to advanced level EFL reader for overseas students of American language and culture intereted in the subject of American holidays.
This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the big five core topics of an effective reading program - phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension - the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.
Powszechnie używany w USA podręcznik dydaktyki. Uważany jest za podręcznik wszechstronny, obiektywny i napisany w sposób bardzo zrozumiały, z częstym odwoływaniem się do praktyki. Od polskich różni się szerszym traktowaniem roli nauczyciela, z uwzględnieniem różnych ważnych psychospołecznych aspektów jego pracy. Książka składa się z trzech części: pierwsza dotyczy kierowniczych funkcji w nauczaniu, druga - interakcyjnych funkcji nauczania, trzecia - organizatorskich funkcji nauczania.
This book was created as a summary of the full volume, Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners, reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on language-minority children and youth. In this book, chapters adapted from the original report concisely review the state of knowledge on the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth, in relation to five specific themes: development of literacy in second-language learners; cross-linguistic relationship in second-language learners; sociocultural contexts and literacy development; educationg language-minority students: instruction and professional development; student assessment.
Through clever body language and vocal inflection, this book encourages new and current teachers of English to produce inspiring lessons that will engage their pupils. The book also contains 20 ready to use lesson plans that will excite, intrigue and entertain your secondary English class, and a companion website that includes: links to useful websites, PowerPoints to display on the board, handouts for students, Chea Sheets for teachers and extra games and activities to supplement those in the book.
It is never too early to start comprehension instruction. In fact, reading begins with meaning making. Andie Cunningham and Ruth Shagoury designed a reading program for five- and six-year-olds based on this premise. Most of the students in Andie's Portland, Oregon, kindergarten class have little or no alphabet knowledge when they enter the classroom in the fall. English is a second-or third-language for many of the children in this low-income neighborhood. Through research-based principles, carefully structured routines, and innovative activities, even the youngest learners can develop comprehension skills from their first days in school. The children in Starting with Comprehension are grappling with school culture for the first time and learning to work with classmates who speak a variety of different languages. These emergent readers learn to present their understanding of what they read through writing, talk, movement, and art. Kindergartners and preschoolers are different from readers who know how to decode texts. Andie and Ruth show how comprehension skills can be nurtured and strengthened even before decoding begins. In this classroom, meaning making becomes part of community building as children link reading, thinking, and communicating.