Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2019, Pub. Date: Dec. 25, 2018
Book Review: 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model
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[01] Liping Chen, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China.
[02] Qiaoya Huang, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China.
The number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is rising sharply in the United States school settings. The culturally and linguistically diverse students challenge educators in delivering suitable instructions. This signals educators to employ effective teaching strategies to help language minority students achieve academic success and improve immgrant students’ English as Second Language (ESL) acquisition. How can current teaching strategies serve these students’ learning needs in language and content knowledge becomes an issue. Moreover, the SIOP Model has been shown to be a reliable and valid measure of effective instruction and research has shown that English Language Learners (ELLs) improved their academic skills when educators implement the SIOP Model. This paper recommends a practical and flexible teaching methods book 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with THE SIOP MODEL to elementary classroom educators, secondary subject-area educators, ESL educators, Two-Way Immersion educators, bilingual educators, teacher candidates, and school and district administrators etc. to use throughout the school year. After introducing the book 99 Ideas and Activities from the following aspects: authors, the SIOP Model, the content of this book, and chapter overview, a conclusion is got: this book is highly recommended to various educators who work with ELLs; and this book also can be a must-have textbook for teacher education program in university and college.
Teaching Strategies, Language Learning, Content Knowledge, English Language Learners, SIOP Model
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