Acronym Soup and Other Terms
Chapter 1: Who are These Kids?
Countries and Backgrounds
Period of Adjustment
The Silent Stage
An Adjustment Problem
Not an Adjustment Problem
Chapter 2: Home Comes to School
The Cultural Divide
Gender and Expectations
Chapter 3: Domains and Levels of English Language Learning
Testing English Language Proficiency
Levels of English Language Proficiency
Level 1–2 Beginner
Level 3–4 Intermediate
Level 5–6 Advanced/Exited
Beginning Level Proficiency Goals
Intermediate Level Proficiency Goals
Advanced Level Proficiency Goals
Chapter 4: How to Talk to Your ELLs
This is Tense. Keep it Simple.
Be an Active Active Speaker
More than Words
I Don’t Get It
Chapter 5: Classroom Accommodations
What are Accommodations?
Who is Part of the Accommodations Process?
When and Where do ESOL Students Use Accommodations?
Why Use Accommodations?
Chapter 6: Making the Everyday Puzzle Pieces Fit
Technology for the Unemployed
Let’s Do Lunch—Book Talk
The Book Talk Ripple Effect
Chapter 7: Project Based Learning
Write to Someone
Chapter 8: Strategies for Teaching Writing
Point of View
The Kid Piece of the Writing Puzzle
Six Word Memoirs
OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
Maryland Public Television
Chapter 9: What’s the Problem?
ESOL and Special Needs
Common Errors (Don’t Worry)
Uncommon Errors (It’s Time to Worry)
Chapter 10: What Teachers and Kids Say
Input from Kids (with some grammar corrections)
Appendix A: Basic Skills Chart for Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
Appendix B: Suggested Readings for Book Talk
Appendix C: Project Based Learning (PBL) Activities
Appendix D: The Great Graph
Appendix E: Comparing Proficiency Levels over Time
Appendix F: Comparing Proficiency Scores within a Group
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