From the Back Cover
A Compendium of Teacher-Tested Instructional Strategies that Build on the Assets of English Language Learners As the number of English language learners continues to grow, The ELL Teacher's Toolbox offers teachers and staff development professionals a practical, research-based guide to the instructional strategies that are appropriate for all students learning English. Filled with innovative strategies developed by two in-the-trenches teachers and other education professionals, the book contains the teaching tactics, techniques, and methods that can be put to work immediately across content areas. The ELL Teacher's Toolbox includes 45 strategies that are designed to help teachers assist students to draw out the gifts and tools they already possess, and to provide them with new ones, so that they can move forward in their academic, social-emotional, and professional/economic lives. All the strategies promote a classroom culture of active learning and not passivity. The authors clearly explain how to apply the various strategies, offer helpful tips if something goes wrong, and include information on how to integrate technology. Written to be a timely and easy-to-apply resource, the book features ready-to-use lesson plans, reproducible handouts, and the most current research on the topic.