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The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook

ELL for Every Classroom Teacher

By Barbara Law & Mary Eckes
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Foreign Language Study, English as a Second Language, Education, Inclusive Education, Professional Development, Language Arts
Paperback : 9781553792321, 384 pages, May 2010
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553792529, 384 pages, May 2010

Table of contents


Introduction We're Gonna Wild: A Consequence of Rapid Growth

Chapter 1 First Days—Using Chapsticks to Have a Snake

Chapter 2 Testing and Placement—After Sawing the Doctor

Chapter 3 Language Learning for Students and Teachers—The Faucets of Language

Chapter 4 Literacy and the Four Skills of Language Acquisition—Gun the Accelerograph Immediate

Chapter 5 Reading—First Meaning Is Lost Cautious

Chapter 6 Writing—A Pig Broplem

Chapter 7 Speaking and Listening—Winning the Rottery

Chapter 8 Content-Area Instruction—The Impotance of Science

Chapter 9 Resources—Earnestly Extract the Lesson






This revised and expanded edition of the 1990 bestseller includes the latest research in language acquisition: how to teach reading and writing and how to develop listening and speaking skills. It is filled with the authors’ trademark anecdotes and practical advice, based on their many years of experience working with ELL students. Strategies for teaching the four literacy skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—are enhanced by student examples and illustrations. To help you personalize the theory discussed, each chapter includes a section with questions and case studies so you can apply the information to your own school and issues. In this new edition, you’ll find great suggestions on how to

  • familiarize your ESL students with the school and classmates
  • measure reading, writing, speaking, and listening fluency
  • recognize and help students cope with culture shock
  • enrich your reading and writing programs
  • recognize the different needs of your students—with effective strategies for each level of literacy
  • teach language through content
  • help ESL students succeed in the content areas
  • tap the resources of your school and community