English Learners at Home and at School

English Learners at Home and at School Stories and Strategies

Joyce W. Nutta
paper, 192 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-690-2
Price: $33.00

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The engaging profiles of English Learners at Home and at School offer access to a deeper and broader understanding of the lived experiences of English learners and their families. Such knowledge is essential for all educators in order to anticipate the needs of, and best support, English learners.

Praise

In this easy-to-read, nicely exemplified, and coherently structured book, Joyce Nutta uses a coordinated mix of stories and instructional strategies to help educators build meaningful relationships with their English learner students at home and school, and create compassionate classrooms that empower student voices, strengthen instruction, and improve academic achievement outcomes. — Kouider Mokhtari, Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor and director of the K–16 Literacy Center, University of Texas at Tyler

Dr. Nutta’s stories guide teachers in knowing and establishing better relationships with ELs. The literary response activities she proposes help understand what underlies each student’s performance, and the end chapter brings together the themes of language, equity, and cultural and student characteristics for a holistic framework. — Margarita E. Calderón, professor emerita, Johns Hopkins University

Most books about teaching ELs focus on superficial classroom strategies that don’t include the context behind the strategy. English Learners at Home and at School turns the discussion to the students and their stories to show how principles of SLA [second-language acquisition], DLI [dual-language immersion], and ESL [English as a second language] should be implemented. — N. Eleni Pappamihiel, professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

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About the Author

Joyce W. Nutta is professor of World Languages Education and coordinator of the ESOL Endorsement, Dual Language Certificate, and TESOL PhD Track at the University of Central Florida.


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