82. Will the ESL teacher provide work for this student to do in the classroom?

The ESL (English-As-A-Second Language) teacher AND the content area teacher (AND the primary language teacher, if available) must, should, ought to collaborate, and coordinate and integrate their lessons. Thus,

  1. in the ESL class, the student is provided instructional opportunities to MASTER THE LANGUAGE OF THE CONTENT AREAS;
  2. in the primary language class, the student is provided instructional opportunities to
  3. BECOME FAMILIAR AND UNDERSTAND through the language the student understands best, THE KEY CONCEPTS, IDEAS, TOPICS IN THE CONTENT AREA;

  4. in the content area class, then, the student masters the key concepts, ideas, and topics in the content area through English.

Since all three teachers collaborate, and coordinate and integrate their lessons, the non- or limited-English proficient student will be doing coordinated and integrated work in ALL three classes. Thus, in ESL, the student learns the content area vocabulary and language patterns, and the teacher may use the same visuals and manipulatives than the teacher in the content area class. In the primary language class, the teacher helps the non- or limited-English proficient student master key concepts, and may use the same realia, the same manipulatives and use the same visuals as the content area teacher. The content area teacher may use some terminology in the primary language, for example, English/Spanish cognates, to help the non- or limited-English proficient student better understand the academic content area lesson in English. The content area teacher may also use some of the vocabulary charts developed by the ESL teacher.

Thus, ALL three teachers must work together and may integrate their lessons in such a way that ESL/PRIMARY LANGUAAGE/Content area homework and classwork are fully coordinated.

 


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1. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
2. Cross Cultural Diversity - Multicultural Strategies
3. Effective Instruction for English Learners (L.E.P. students) Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
4. Promoting Academic Success in Language Minority Students
5. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
6. Oral Language / Literacy Skills / Higher Order Thinking Skills
7. 50/50 Dual Language Programs: design, planning and implementation
8. The Structure of English / The Structure of Spanish
9. Transition: Introduction to English Reading

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Identifying / Responding to Students' Language Needs
Phonemic Awareness: Teaching English phonics to L.E.P. students
Relationship Between Reading, Writing and Spelling
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