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Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
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Ten Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
A Guide to Communicating With English Language Learners and Their Families



February 2008 | 288 pages | Corwin
Teachers, headteachers, and other educators work with students who come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and speak a multitude of languages. This book covers teaching language learners whose native languages are: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean. The author also offers practical resources to aid teachers in basic communication with ELL students and their families.

 
Preface
 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Spanish
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
2. Vietnamese
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
3. Hmong
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
4. Chinese (Cantonese)
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
5. Korean
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
6. Haitian Creole
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
7. Arabic
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
8. Russian
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
9. Tagalog
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
10. Navajo
Cultural Facts

 
Useful Phrases

 
Picture Dictionaries

 
Translated Parent Letters

 
 
11. Reading Tests
Reading Tests: First Grade

 
Reading Tests: Third Grade

 
Reading Tests: Fifth Grade

 
 
References
 
Additional Resources

"An outstanding contribution to the teaching of children whose first language is not English. With a unique approach and respect for a variety of different ethnicities, this book should be an essential tool for many teachers."

Marilyn Sachs, Children's Book Author

"Finally, a book that gets at the heart of communicating with ESL/ELL students. This book hits home by focusing interaction with students on a cultural level within each language group, and then takes it a step further with ideas for parental communication. A must-have for teachers trying to break down communication barriers."

Andrew Pontius, Middle School Teacher
Overseas Family School, Singapore

"The authors have created a must-have resource for any teacher who works with ELL students. This book may be the difference between success and failure, for both the teacher and the student."

Patrick F. Sheedy III, Executive Director
Rochester Montessori School, MN

"A crucial tool for teachers who have second language learners in their classes. Its simple, user-friendly format provides teachers with critical communication resources to maximize students' English language acquisition." 

Diane Whitehouse, Educational Consultant
Judkins Middle School, Pismo Beach, CA

"Designed by classroom teachers for classroom teachers, this book is a supremely useful tool for effective and immediate communication with ESL students."

Shane M. Doyle, Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Education Distance Partnership, Montana State University-Bozeman
Key features
  • Covers the 10 most common non-English languages spoken in the U.S. 
  • Includes translated parent letters
  • Features content area vocabulary and everyday vocabulary in 10 languages
  • Provides cultural facts and insights  

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction


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