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Teaching English Language Learners K–12

A Quick-Start Guide for the New Teacher

Jerry Jesness


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/13/2004)
Hardcover (2/20/2004)


Bring the English language to life with this valuable new resource!

Some say that learning a second language is like drinking water from a fire hose. But teaching it does not have to be like standing under Niagara Falls. This is the fundamental message of Jerry Jesness’ new quick-start guide Teaching English Language Learners K-12. In our climate, ELL teachers face immense demands as educators because the ELL class is often the critical, transitional step into a student’s entire education. The author provides specific strategies to address the special challenges for instructors. This valuable resource offers a terrific framework to nurture that motivating spark in English Language learners. For ELL educators, it’s more than a job—it’s a mission!

Teaching English Language Learners K-12 includes:

• Customizing instructions to create developmentally and culturally appropriate lessons for all learners
• Comprehensive vocabulary checklists for common English words and concepts
• Practical methods for using the learner’s native language and culture in the classroom
• Helpful strategies for teaching spoken English, reading, and writing
• Encouraging tips to become a better ELL teacher

This book delivers a concise array of teaching strategies, curriculum, and things ESL teachers need to know to become most confident in their work and most effective with their students.

Skyhorse, 9781629146904, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2014

About the Author

Jerry Jesness has worked as an educator for over 25 years, working with English learners in a number of environments. Jesness currently lives with his wife and three daughters in Harlingen, Texas.