Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom
Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom

Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom

Engaging Research

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

184 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $45.95 (US $45.95) (CA $62.00)

Publication Date: December 2018

ISBN 9781942799504

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Overview

Discover the ways teachers and researchers apply up-to-date TESOL research to meet both content and language acquisition criteria while also affirming students' cultural knowledge, life experiences, and language abilities. Like the high school grades themselves, the chapters in this volume are organized by academic content area including language arts, social studies, science, and math. • Unpack two major factors of teaching high school English learners: students' English proficiency level and their previous educational experiences.• Understand the benefits of using guided visualization, graphic organizers, and scaffolding techniques to comprehend complex texts and mathematical lessons.• Create a collaborative classroom environment using project-based learning and encouraging dialogue with peers.• Learn how to deliver culturally relevant and creative instruction while supporting English learners in acquiring both academic and social English skills.

Author Biography

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart is Associate Professor of Reading Education at Texas Woman's University. Through the National Writing Project and the federally-funded ELLevate! grant, she regularly learns with/from multilingual high school students while supporting their teachers. She has authored two books about teaching adolescents acquiring English and leveraging their strengths. Connect @DrMandyStewart. Holly Hansen-Thomas is Professor of ESL and Bilingual Education at Texas Woman’s University. A two-time Fulbright Scholar, and successful grant writer/manager of approximately 7 million dollars in federal funding, she has worked with EL educators for decades. Her research interests include language awareness, ESL training for content area teachers, and academic language development.