Explicit Direct Instruction
For English Learners
Boost achievement for English learners in all subject areas!
Every teacher of English learners struggles with the very same issue. How do you build language skills at the same time that you’re teaching new content? That balancing act is about to get a whole lot easier. In this step-by-step guide, John Hollingsworth and Dr. Silvia Ybarra combine the best of educational theory, brain research, and data analysis to bring you a proven method for creating and delivering lessons for English learners. Based Explicit Direct Instruction, these techniques help every student learn more and learn faster, especially English learners.
Teachers across all grades and subjects will learn how to
- Craft lessons that ELs can learn the first time they’re taught
- Check for understanding throughout each lesson
- Embed vocabulary development across the curriculum
- Address listening, speaking, reading, and writing in all lessons—thus meeting the goals of Common Core
Featuring sample lessons, classroom examples, and more than 50 EL strategies, this accessible handbook provides the tools you need to become an EDI for EL expert—and see real results from your English learners every day.
“What a great addition to every teacher’s toolkit! The authors show us how to include language acquisition in every lesson: It’s just ‘good teaching’ for ELs!“
—Amy Nichols Webb, ESL Teacher
Hillcrest Elementary School, Morristown, TN