Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners is designed to help classroom teachers learn ways to help English language learners (ELs) or anyone in need of language development be actively engaged in general education classrooms. This text (each participant receives a copy of the book) and professional learning session view the nine categories of research-based instructional strategies first identified in Classroom Instruction That Works (Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock, 2001) through a filter of five stages of language acquisition.
Participants learn the nine categories of research-based strategies and techniques for modifying the strategies to accommodate ELs and other students who may not be proficient in English. The professional learning for CITW with ELLs builds the capacity of teachers and leaders to develop a broad repertoire of instructional strategies specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of English learners, and participants learn how, when, and why to use these strategies. For example, participants learn to apply the research about effective practices in setting quality content objectives to setting language development objectives. They also learn the WORD-MES feedback strategy, which allows teachers to provide feedback on the words students use while modeling appropriate language when students make oral errors. This strategy helps EL students expand on verbal statements so they begin to sound “like a book.”
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