Classroom Resources and Instructional Strategies: Grades
Burt, M., Peyton, J. K., & Adams, R. (2003). Reading
and adult English language learners: A review of the research. Washington, DC: Center for
Learning to read in English is difficult for adult (aged 16 and older)
English language learners. This book summarizes the research on adult
English language learners reading English, offers ESL teachers and administrators
suggestions for instruction, and points to areas where further research
Cunningham, P. M. & Hall, D. P. (1998). Month-by-month
phonics for upper grades. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa.
This program is designed especially for struggling readers and students
learning English. The authors promote a balanced diet of reading that
includes not only phonics, but also guided reading, self-selected reading,
writing, and working with words.
Short, D. J. (Ed.). (1999). New
ways in teaching English at the secondary level. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
This book offers an international collection of best practices that addresses
the needs of ESL and EFL educators working with students aged 12-18.
The contributions to New Ways in Teaching English at the Secondary Level
range among activities involving authentic literature, academic content,
multimedia use, peer cooperation, alternative assessment, and career
Smallwood, B. A., & McCargo, C. (Eds.). Integrating
language and content in secondary school: Instructional strategies
and thematic units.
Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.
ESL and content area teachers worked together to develop lesson plans,
instructional strategies, and thematic units that make high school academic
material accessible to students learning English. The book contains seven
instructional strategies and nine thematic units, with detailed guidelines
that can be used independently for effective lesson planning.
High Point ESL: Success in Language, Literature, Content
Hampton-Brown, Carmel, CA
This instructional series for middle and high school ESL students offers
standards-based, ESL lessons with content connections and authentic
literature. Geared to national
and state language arts standards with attention to math, science, and
social studies standards as well, the series provides a development
English language learning from low beginners through advanced levels
Digests and Reports
Adolescent Literacy and Content Area Reading
Strategies for Success: Engaging Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools
Teaching Secondary Language Minority Students
Working With Literacy-Level Adult English Language Learners
The Help! Kit For Secondary Teachers of Migrant English Language Learners
The Help! Kit is a comprehensive resource guide that provides information
to teachers who are seeking practical advice on how they can more effectively
teach, evaluate, and nurture limited English proficient (LEP) migrant
students. The Help! Kit provides mainstream teachers with instructional
strategies and resources that will benefit all LEP migrant students
and can also assist them with other students who have varying levels
proficiency and learning styles. Research-based teaching strategies
that focus on key content areas and cultural information are also provided
in this site. The Help! Kit is fully downloadable from the Web.