Linguistically and Ability Diverse Children, Youth and Families
Language Development/ESL Reading
Instruction Social Skills
and Discipline Study Skills
Language Learners with Special Needs: Identification, Placement,
This book, by Alfredo J. Artiles and Alba A. Ortiz, (Editors) describes
the challenges involved in identifying, placing, and teaching English
language learners with special education needs. It describes model
programs and approaches, including early intervention programs,
assessment methods, parent/school collaboration, and native and
dual language instruction. All students deserve the best possible
education, that meets their individual needs and capitalizes on
their strengths. This book will take us a long way toward achieving
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FOR ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS: An Overview of Instructional
Practices for English-Language Learners: Prominent Themes and Future
Directions, by Russell Gersten and Scott Baker (Eugene Research
Institute/University of Oregon) is available at:
Inappropriate Referrals of Language Minority Students to Special
This article, by Shernaz B. Garcia and Alba A. Ortiz at the University
of Texas at Austin, deals with topics such as teacher perceptions,
exposure to curriculum, instruction motivation, and students' experiental
Maldonado-Colon, E. (1999, Fall). Models using literature as a vehicle
for instruction of second language learners with disabilities: successful
News, 9, 6-7.
R., & Baker, S. (2000). What we know about effective instructional
practices for English-language learners. Exceptional Children,
R., & Jiménez, R. (1994). A delicate balance: Enhancing
literacy instruction for students of English as a second language.
The Reading Teacher, 47 (6), 438-449.
R., & Jiménez, R. (Eds.) (1998). Promoting learning
for culturally and linguistically diverse students: Classroom applications
from contemporary research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) http://www.tesol.org/
Cultural Development Education Services (CCDES)
This organization provides technical assistance, training, and books
and materials for use in today's classrooms. Their training includes
hands-on practical strategies and techniques for working effectively
with ESL and bilingual students.
Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction
This clearinghouse, funded by the U.S. Department of Education,
Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement
for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA), has an excellent
searchable collection of research and resources on ESL/bilingual
Online Directory of Resources
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual
Education and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
have created a searchable online directory of over 300 ESL resources.
This directory is meant to be an online guide to the most useful
ESL resources primarily for ESL administrators, teachers, and students,
though other groups, such as administrators, business people, researchers,
and parents, will also find them useful.
Resources for ESL, bilingual and classroom teachers working with
K-12 language minority students. Resources include inservice ideas
and strategies, content based lesson
plans, downloadable activities, tips on classroom resources, interactive
discussion boards, and more!
For ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World
ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Designed for both ESL/EFL students and teachers around the world.
Registered members can chat in several different rooms, create their
own unique profiles for others to look at, find pen friends via
the WebBoard, and more.
-- ESL Chatboard/EFL Chatboard
Enjoy the threaded discussion at this ESL/EFL Chatboard of the Teachers.Net
site. It's a great resource in which anyone can contribute to on-going
discussions related to ESL/EFL.
Applications for Hispanic Deaf Students http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/miscpubs/nabe/brj/v19n34/19_34_gerner.htm