ebook ∣ How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners
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Teachers across the country are seeking ways to make their multicultural classrooms come alive with student talk about content. Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners is a practical, hands-on guide to creating and managing environments that spur sophisticated levels of student communication, both oral and written. Paying special attention to the needs of English language learners, the authors
Detail research-based steps for designing lessons that spark student talk;
Share real-life classroom scenarios and dialogues that bring theory to life;
Describe easy-to-use assessments for all grade levels;
Provide rubrics, worksheets, sentence frames, and other imaginative tools that encourage academic communication; and
Offer guiding questions to help teachers plan instruction. Teachers at any grade level, in any content area, will find a wide variety of strategies in this book to help students simultaneously learn English and learn in English. Drawing both on decades of research data and on the authors' real-life experiences as teachers of English language learners, this book is replete with ideas for fostering real academic discourse in your classroom.