This new addition to Math Solutions Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and activities that simultaneously support learning English and learning math. Section II features math lessons modified for English learners.
Lesson topics include :
the number system
probability and measurement
Each of the lessons addresses one or more of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, and Cheryl Forbes 256 Pages
Scaling Up! by Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, and Cheryl Forbes
Kathy Melanese, a bilingual teacher for more than seventeen years, is the regional site director for the California Reading and Literature Project and the Distinguished Teacher in Residence in the Education Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. Melanese has provided instruction about working with English language learners to both preservice and inservice teachers and has worked extensively with English learners in the elementary classroom.
Dr. Luz Chung, a bilingual math teacher for more than seventeen years, is a lecturer in the Education Studies Program (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego. Luz was previously the director of education at UCSD Extension, coordinating professional development programs for teachers.
Dr. Cheryl Forbes is the coordinator of credential programs at the University of California, San Diego, and has more than twenty years of experience in English learner education. Forbes serves on English learner advisory panels for the California Reading and Literature Project and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.