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Teaching English Language Arts to English Language Learners

Preparing Pre-service and In-service Teachers

  • Luciana de Oliveira
  • Melanie Shoffner
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Luciana C. de Oliveira, Melanie Shoffner
    Pages 1-7
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the ways in which English language arts pre-service and in-service teachers have developed - or may develop - instructional effectiveness for working with English language learners in the secondary English classroom.
Chapter topics are grounded in both research and practice, addressing a range of timely topics including the current state of ELL education in the ELA classroom, and approaches to leveraging the talents and strengths of bilingual students in heterogeneous classrooms. Chapters also offer advice on best practices in teaching ELA to multilingual students and ways to infuse the secondary English teacher preparation curriculum with ELL pedagogy.  
Comprehensive in scope and content and examining topics relevant to all teachers of ELLs, teacher educators and researchers, this book appeals to an audience beyond ELA teachers and teacher educators.

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. Her research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level.

Melanie Shoffner is Associate Professor of English Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she holds a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Curriculum & Instruction. Focusing on secondary English teacher preparation, her research explores issues of reflective practice, dispositional development and meaningful integration of technology.

Keywords

ESL English education teacher education language learners bilingualism

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciana de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Melanie Shoffner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

About the editors

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. Her research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level.

Melanie Shoffner is Associate Professor of English Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she holds a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Curriculum & Instruction. Focusing on secondary English teacher preparation, her research explores issues of reflective practice, dispositional development and meaningful integration of technology.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“All of us in teacher education struggle with developing adequate methods to prepare teacher candidates for the reality of teaching students with diverse language abilities. Teaching English Language Arts to English Language Learners directly addresses this need with chapters that specifically connect to our methods courses. Such a book is long overdue, and I suspect the contents of these chapters will affect teacher educators, pre-service and in-service teachers in positive ways for years to come.” (Michael Moore, Professor, Georgia Southern University, USA)

“This book provides a much-needed resource for teacher educators preparing teachers to work in the 21st century. The chapters in this book provide teacher educators with examples from teacher educators who have worked successfully to prepare pre- and in-service teachers to provide the educational supports that diverse students need. As well as providing information about how secondary English teachers are prepared nationwide, chapters in this book offer specific examples showing how teacher educators can incorporate practices in their courses that help pre- and in-service teachers support English learners in their own teaching.” (Yvonne Freeman and David Freeman, Professors Emeriti, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)