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The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
Pérsida Himmele & William Himmele
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Today’s multilingual classrooms challenge even the best teachers' skills. As teachers strive to help all students reach their full potential, the needs of English language learners (ELLs) can seem overwhelming.
In The Language-Rich Classroom, educators and consultants Pérsida and William Himmele present a five-part, research-based framework—CHATS—that teachers can use to help ELLs, as well as other students, attain greater language skills and deeper content comprehension. This field-tested framework includes diagnostic tools, comprehensive overviews on second-language acquisition, and teaching techniques to boost language learning in any classroom.
The CHATS framework provides teachers with
The book also contains helpful planning worksheets, assessment logs, and scaffolding tools. Teachers will also find more than 25 classroom and team-building activities and specific tips about how these activities benefit ELLs.
The Language-Rich Classroom is an invaluable resource that will help teachers foster greater gains in students’ language development, increase their comprehension across all subject areas, and build classrooms that are engaging and welcoming to students of all cultures.
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About the Authors
DR. PERSIDA HIMMELE is an assistant professor in the education department at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. She has served as the ELL coordinator for curriculum and professional development for the School District of Lancaster and as a consultant to school districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education and has been a teacher in bilingual and multilingual classrooms in New York and Southern California.
DR. WILLIAM HIMMELE is an assistant professor and coordinator for the ESL certificate program at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. He is a former speech and ESL teacher in New York and Southern California and has served as a teacher trainer and an educational consultant for various school districts and educational projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, Chile, Fiji, Trinidad & Tobago, Korea, China, Nepal, and Thailand.
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