Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners
- John R. Hollingsworth - DataWORKS Educational Research
- Silvia E. Ybarra - DataWORKS Educational Research
Boost achievement for English learners in all subject areas!
Every teacher of English learners struggles with the very same issue. How do you build language skills at the same time that you're teaching new content? That balancing act is about to get a whole lot easier. In this step-by-step guide, John Hollingsworth and Silvia Ybarra combine the best of educational theory, brain research, and data analysis to bring you explicit direct instruction (EDI): a proven method for creating and delivering lessons that help every student learn more and learn faster.
Teachers across all grades and subjects will learn how to
- Craft lessons that ELs can learn the first time they're taught
- Check for understanding throughout each lesson
- Embed vocabulary development across the curriculum
- Address listening, speaking, reading, and writing in all lessons—thus meeting the goal of the Common Core
Featuring sample lessons, classroom examples, and boxed features, this accessible handbook provides the tools you need to become an EDI expert—and see real results from your English learners every day.
"What a great addition to every teacher's toolkit! The authors show us how to include language acquisition in every lesson: It's just 'good teaching' for ELs!"
—Amy Nichols Webb, ESL Teacher
Hillcrest Elementary School, Morristown, TN
"I recommend this book to anyone working with English learners. It provides step-by-step lesson design and delivery to ensure that all ELs have access to the lesson content."
"This book does a great job at presenting specific strategies for English learners. It is very thorough and each chapter is presented as if it were “EDI'd” for readers to comprehend the material and implement it right away."
"As a veteran ELL teacher, I appreciated this book showing ways to teach the basics of English learning within the teaching of content standards. The emphasis on choral reading for concept connections and student engagement and using higher-order questioning fit perfectly into our new rigorous framework for teaching."
"What a great addition to every teacher’s toolkit! The authors show us how to include language acquisition in every lesson: It’s just 'good teaching' for ELs!"