The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, grades 4-12 (Paperback)

Ready-To-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels

By Larry Ferlazzo, Katie Hull Sypnieski

Jossey-Bass, 9781118095676, 322pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2012



A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners

The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.

  • Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels
  • Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments
  • The book's ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications

This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

About the Author

LARRY FERLAZZO is the author of "Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day" (http: //, the popular blog for teachers of English Language Learners and one of the most popular education blogs for all teachers. He teaches English at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. KATIE HULL SYPNIESKI teaches English at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, serves as a teaching consultant with the Area 3 Writing Project at University of California, Davis, and is a lead trainer for the WRITE Institute (Writing Reform Institute for Teaching Excellence).