Resources for LEP Students and Content-based Instruction
Below are many links to on-line resources that will help you immensely as you prepare to teach ESL/LEP students effectively in your content area classroom. Some of the sections offer information on general strategies for all subject areas. Others provide readings that are content-specific. Still others are overarching sites that are clearinghouses for information, resources, and materials that will be of great use to the classroom teacher who has ESL/LEP students in class. Your professor will make appropriate and specific assignments regarding these readings. Here is a suggested plan of action:
- First, take some time to explore the general clearinghouse sites just to get an idea of what is available.
- Then move on to the general strategies section and pick an article to read, summarize, and critique and do so in one page.
- Next, you will tackle the assessment section. Your professor will divide the class into four groups, and each group will be responsible for presenting the information from one of the articles.
- Finally, go to your content area section and select a reading of interest to you. Write a one page summary and critique of this article and be prepared to present the information to your classmates.
Your professor may also have readings on reserve at the Memorial Library that pertain to ESL/LEP students and your particular discipline. If directed to, select one or more of these readings and prepare to present it to your class.
Clearinghouses and General Readings on LEP Students
National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education
Frequently asked questions in ESL Literacy
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
Classroom Strategies For Encouraging Collaborative Discussion
Active Learning And The Limited English Proficient Student
Veronica Fern, Kris Anstrom, and Barbara Silcox
Defining The Limited-English Proficient Student Population
Linguistic Diversity And Reform: Can Practices Be Identified?
Bridges Between Home And School: Literacy Building Activities For Non Native English Speaking Homes
English Immigrant Language Learners: Cultural Accommodation and Family Literacy
Fostering Home-School Cooperation: Involving Language Minority Families As Partners In Education
Emma Violand-Sanchez; Christine P. Sutton; Herbert W. Ware
What Educators—Especially Teachers— Need to Know About Language: The Bare Minimum
Lily Wong Fillmore & Catherine E. Snow
Promoting Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement Through Cooperation
Margarita Espino Calderón
How Long Does It Take English Learners to Attain Proficiency?
Reducing Failure of LEP Students in the Mainstream Classroom and Why it is Important
Myths And Misconceptions About Second Language Learning: What Every Teacher Needs To Unlearn
Teaching Language Minority Students in Elementary School
Teaching Secondary Language Minority Students
J. Echevarria and Claude Goldenberg
Assessment of ESL/LEP Students
Language Testing Research: Lessons Applied to LEP Students and Programs
John W. Oller, Jr.
Performance Assessment of Language Minority Students
Jack S. Damico
Portfolio Assessment and LEP Students
Russell L. French
Assessing Appropriate and Inappropriate Referral Systems for LEP Special Education Students
Alba A. Ortiz
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Jean W. LeLoup
Modern Languages Department
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