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Classroom Teacher's ESL Survival Kit 1 by Elizabeth Claire and Judie Haynes

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English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes
Need Special Help ... and so do their teachers! 

Good NEWS: Help is on the way!

Classroom Teacher’s ESL Survival Kit # 1

Classroom Teacher's ESL Survival Kit 1 by Elizabeth Claire and Judie Haynes

A completely reproducible resource
provides insight, strategies, and materials for working with:

  • beginning ESL students
    in a mainstream class,
    in grades 1 to 8.

It's also a unique ESL training manual for ESL teachers
who want to provide in-service courses for mainstream teachers.

Section One:

  • Helps the classroom teacher understand the obstacles facing
    the not-yet-English speaking newcomers in her class,
    with suggestions for providing a fully-challenging academic day for them,
    even when they can't yet understand what's going on.
  • It’s “the Reader's Digest version” of ESL insights,
    recognizing the limitations and pressures on a
    mainstream teacher's time and schedule.
  • It's written in non-technical language,
    with the emphasis on practical ideas for mixed classes.

We explain:

  • culture shock, its symptoms, effects, and cures
  • the many stages that English language learners go through
    in learning to understand, read, write and speak a new language.

There are step-by-step instructions for

  • tapping the energies of mainstream classmates,
  • motivating and guiding peer instruction
  • helping newcomers to make friends and
    maintain self-esteem during the long period of academic adjustment.

Section Two:

  • reproducible diagnostic tests,
  • student observation forms, and
  • student "self-management" forms.

These give the classroom teacher tools for measuring and evaluating new arrivals,
a resource for producing anecdotal reports on report cards,
and data for parent conferences.

The "self-management" form is a motivating device
allowing the ESL student and the busy mainstream teacher to
see at a glance the quantity and quality of work the ESL student is accomplishing.

Section Three:

120 reproducible activities for entry-level and beginning ESL students in grades 2 to 8:

  • meaningful activities
  • requiring a minimum of explanation
  • stimulating a maximum productive work

These activities can be done independently by the newcomer
and are easily checked by an English-speaking peer.

The 6 full-page pictures of common classroom scenes have many uses,
including conversation starters and vocabulary builders.

A 12-page reproducible "Welcome Booklet" helps new students understand
basic "survival English" in the mainstream classroom.

There are reproducible pages for:

  • alphabet manipulatives
  • cut-and-paste activities
  • vocabulary activities for classrooms
    • art class
    • science class
    • music class
  • animal riddles
  • simple stories with extension activities
  • get-acquainted activities
  • math vocabulary activities
    • addition
    • subtraction
    • multiplication
    • division
    • telling time
  • social studies activities

Illustrated by Joe Frazier

224 Pages.

ISBN: 978-0937630-40-2

Classroom Teacher’s ESL Survival Kit # 1
Price: $35.00

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Recommended for Ages Grades 1 to 8
Recommended for English Level entry-level and beginning students
ISBN 978-0937630-40-2
Author Elizabeth Claire
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