This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs--from providing general reading instruction for the entire classroom to targeted interventions with struggling students. Written by noted ELL educators Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner, and Terese Aceves, How to Teach English Language Learners is filled with inspiring success stories, teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.
Diane Haager, professor of special education and counseling at California State University Los Angeles, is a researcher and teacher educator in reading and learning disabilities. Janette K. Klingner is a professor in bilingual special education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Haager and Klingner are co-authors of numerous books including Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms: The Special Educator's Guide. Terese C. Aceves is associate professor of special education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Education for All from Jossey-Bass, 2008.