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This presentation supports my book, English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work, which will be published in April, 2010 by Linworth Publishing

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  • English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work(Linworth Publishing 2010)
    Larry Ferlazzo
  • ELL’s Are Often Seen Through a “Lens” Of Deficits
  • Lower-Level Thinking
  • Instead, ELL’s Can Be Seen Through A “Lens” Of Assets
  • Higher Level Thinking
  • Building Relationships
  • Sister Classes
  • Learning By Doing
  • Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM)
  • PWIM SEQUENCE
    Introduce Picture & 20+ Words
    Put Words Into Categories & Students Find New Ones That Fit Patterns
    Complete “Cloze” Sentences Using Picture Words. Next, Categorize Them & Add New Sentences About Picture That Fit Categories
    Convert Sentences Into Paragraphs. Next, Turn Paragraphs Into Essay With Title
  • Free Voluntary Reading
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Accessing Prior Knowledge Through Student Stories
  • Freirean Lesson Sequence
    1) What do you see?
    2) What problem do you think is represented in the picture or video?
    3) What do you think caused the problem?
    4) Have you or your families ever experienced a similar problem?
    5) How did you or your family respond to the problem?
    6)What do think are other possible ways to respond to the problem?
  • Mentor Student Leadership Potential
  • Qualities Of A Good Language Learner
    Intrinsically Motivated
    Self-Confident
    Willing To Take Risks
    Learns From Mistakes
    Wants To Teach Others
  • Reflection
  • No Cockroaches
  • Larry Ferlazzo
    “English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work” Linworth Publishing, 2010
    “Building Parent Engagement In Schools” Linworth Publishing, 2009
    Blog: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
    Student Website: http://larryferlazzo.com/
    Student Blog: http://sacschoolblogs.org/burbankeld/