Helping Limited English Proficient Children Communicate in the Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers.
Simich-Dudgeon, Carmen McCreedy, Lynn Schleppegrell, Mary
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Silver Spring, MD.
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This handbook is intended for teachers who want to integrate limited-English-proficient (LEP) students into the classroom verbal interaction. It contains 19 "capsules" of advice for teachers on the following topics: (1) What's Going On Here? (2) Why Ask Questions? (3) How Do Teachers Know that Kids Know? (4) Now, Where Were We? (5) The "Right" Words; (6) Saying It "the Right Way"; (7) Talking About Numbers; (8) Developing Scientists; (9) Can They Apply It? (10) Do They Know What a Good Answer Is? (11) Let Me Ask That Another Way; (12) Responding to Responses; (13) Wrapping It Up; (14) What if I Can't Understand the Child's English? (15) Do You Understand? (16) Ask a Simple Question; (17) What About Grammar? (18) What Is Active Participation? and (19) What's Expected Here? Each capsule briefly discusses an issue and suggests what teachers can do about it. (JWK)