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Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom By Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy Assessment and the ESL Learner What teachers really want to know is how well their students can think, read and respond, problem solve, and express their ideas orally and in writing. (Brownlie, Feniak, McCarthy, p. 25). […]

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Collaborating to Ensure Success for ELL/ESL Students

Collaborate to ensure students learning in English as a second (ESL) or additional language have the best possible learning environment. Classroom teachers and ESL teachers benefit from each other’s support. In this way, the teachers work together, not side by side on parallel agendas. ESL teachers can model explicit language teaching while classroom teachers model […]

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Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

As ESL Learners return to school . . . create a safe and caring classroom which promotes learning, demonstrates respect for diversity and challenges all learners. From the book Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom by Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy If we spoke a different language, we […]

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Tips for familiarizing a new ELL student with school, classroom, and classmates.

From The More-Than-Surviving Handbook by Barbara Law and Mary Eckes The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook is filled with practical, effective strategies for settling a new ELL student into the classroom. One strategy is assigning a student-buddy to the newcomer. However, rather than arbitrarily assigning a buddy to help a newcomer and leaving the buddy undirected and to […]

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3rd Edition Coming Soon!

The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook ESL for Every Classroom Teacher Third Edition by Barbara Law and Mary Eckes P&M Press is pleased to announce the bestseller, The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook, is being revised and expanded. The first edition of The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook was meant to be modest, forthright, and easy to access, crammed with as many funny, wonderful […]

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