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Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

  • Title:Effective Instruction for English Language Learners: Supporting Text-Based Comprehension and Communication Skills
  • Author:Julie Jacobson, Kelly Johnson, Diane Lapp
  • Publication Date:April 2011
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781609182526
  • Publisher:Guilford

This teacher-friendly guide is packed with motivating lessons designed to improve the content learning and literacy skills of English language learners (ELLs) in K-8. Offering research-supported strategies that teachers can implement immediately, the book explains how to use content-area texts to support ELLs' growth in five crucial areas: comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.

This hands-on volume is:

  • Unique: Demonstrates how to build ELLs' literacy skills and content knowledge simultaneously.
  • Effective: Research-supported strategies align with both TESOL and Common Core standards.
  • Practical: More than two dozen worksheets for classroom use are presented in a large, easy-to-reproduce format.

This title is part of the Teaching Practices That Work Series, edited by Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher.


Author Bio

Diane Lapp, EdD, is Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has taught elementary and middle school and currently works as an 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Her research and instruction focus on issues related to struggling readers and writers who live in economically deprived urban settings, and their families and teachers. She has co-authorder numerous books such as Effective Instruction for English Language Learners, Essential Readings on Comprehension, and Teaching Literacy in First Grade. Dr. Lapp has received the Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the International Reading Association, among other honors, and is a member of both the International Reading Hall of Fame and the California Reading Hall of Fame.

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